Crafting or DIY and sustainability have a very close relationship, fuelling inspiration for making the most out of what we have right in front of us, and picking the most ethical choice. It can also help us to understand the value of mending, and put an end to all the waste we generate.
Do you know how many kgs of waste we generate every day? Plastic bottles, bottle caps, fabric scraps, cardboard boxes... in one day, we can fill up our bins very quickly.
In the EU, it is estimated that 500kg of waste is generated per person in a year. That's 1.5kg in a day, and it's crazy! The silver lining is that with the right inspiration, we can give these items a second life before they're trashed.
You don't need to spend big bucks to make good-looking things at home, you just need to open your eyes and search around: crafts with plastic bottles, ideas with cork stoppers, anything goes!