Tuesday, 13 September 2011

The Recycling Shelf

Recycling Shelf (Put or Take) from Ryd Cook on Vimeo.

On Aylestone Road, just the other side of the river from us, there is a shelf, built into the fence. The Recycling Shelf. I rarely remember to go over there, but when I do it does always seem to be full of random things, and it is such a good, simple idea. It seems to maintain some sort of equilibrium between the 'put' and the 'taken', which is nicely illustrated in this video I found about the shelf. Last night when I popped over, I found a pair of binoculars. I wonder how widespread these type of things are? Do you know of one in your area?

Google Maps link to the Recycling Shelf:

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  1. We find many book exchanges but rarely discover designated recycling put-and-take centers on the PNW coast, unless you count the areas for tidy packages left next to dumpsters and bins. Most plastic-wrapped or well-cleaned items find new homes quickly, or are eventually tossed inside the bins.

  2. Hi, thanks for posting my film on your blog! Interesting part of Cambridge isn't it? Thats cool you got some binoculars.