Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…

Care for the environment with replacement kitchen doors from DIY Homefit…

You are probably already familiar with the phrase Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It summarises the effort that we all need to make in terms of being more environmentally friendly and live sustainably.

In this article we look at each of the three strands in turn, and consider how we can apply them in our homes and daily lives.

 

Reduce

There are many ways in which we can all reduce the resources that we use and therefore minimise our impact on the environment. Some of the ways we can do this are:

  • not buying things that we don’t really need
  • repairing items rather than buying something new 
  • avoiding single use plastics and excess packaging
  • where possible walking, cycling or taking public transport rather than the car
  • hanging laundry to dry rather than using a tumble dryer.

 

Reuse

When you no longer need or want something, try to find a way that it can continue to be used instead of immediately throwing it away. Some of the ways we can do this are:

  • sell the item either on an online site such as eBay or Facebook Marketplace or by newspaper/shop noticeboard advert
  • have a garage sale or a stall at a car boot sale
  • donate it to a charity shop
  • give it to someone that needs the item, for example via Freecycle
  • upcycle the item into something else completely. 

Similarly if you do need to buy something, always see if you can buy one second-hand or borrow it rather than immediately buying it new.

 

Recycle

Recycling is the process of breaking down an item and making something new from the materials from which it is composed. Recycling is a complex process but still has less environmental impact than sending the item to landfill. 

Typical items that can be recycled are:

  • textiles in poor condition can be used to fill furniture or make items such as cleaning cloths
  • waste paper can be pulped and used to create new paper
  • plastics can be melted down and used to create new plastic items
  • the metal in electrical items can be melted down to make new items 
  • glass can be melted down and made into new glass items.

 

If we all do our best to implement the above principles then we will be playing our part in helping to conserve and renew the planet’s resources.

 

How DIY Homefit can help you to reduce, reuse and recycle

At DIY Homefit we are passionate about reducing the resources that we use in our homes. That’s why we love to supply our extensive collections of replacement kitchen doors. By using these products you can completely transform the look and feel of your kitchen whilst still making use of your existing kitchen carcasses. All you need to buy are new doors and our fabulous ranges enable you to choose your own unique design, colour and size combinations – including custom built sizes.

 To get an idea of our wonderful ranges of replacement kitchen doors, take a look at:

  • Flat Slab doors – for the clean lines of an ultra-modern kitchen. Available in nearly 30 finishes.
  • Vinyl wrapped doors – our Bella range is available in 25 designs and a choice of 35 colours.
  • Express kitchen doors – these doors are fast-tracked through the factory in 3 to 6 days. Our Handleless J-Pull Doors are available in 11 finishes and our Panelled/Shaker Style Doors are available in 7 finishes.

 

If your existing carcasses are in poor condition then we can also supply complete kitchen units, with any of the above ranges of doors but also accompanying made to measure kitchen carcasses, cupboards and cabinets. You can then be creative and find ways to reuse your old carcasses: for ideas to get you started see our article Five Things to Do with an Old Kitchen Cupboard.

 

Good luck with your efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle. Check back here soon for more related tips from DIY Homefit.

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