Category Archives: Reusing Local Resources

08Mar/10

Reusing Tyres

Tyres will take a very long time to decompose but these also have a number of uses. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

08Mar/10

Reusing Bottle Tops

Bottle tops from soda or beer bottles have many uses, both practical and decorative. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

08Mar/10

Reusing Plastic Bags

Plastic bags litter both towns and countryside but there are also many uses for them. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

08Mar/10
Photo of hanging vegetable garden

Reusing Plastic Bottles

There are countless ways of reusing plastic bottles. Click on the photo to enlarge it.

08Mar/10

Reusing Local Resources

Best Stand in Environmental Management Award

During the Kisumu Show in 2009, REAP won the cup for the Best Stand in Environmental Management.  This was awarded to us in part because of our display on ways of managing and using waste.

Roadside pollution

This picture shows a typical scene along many road verges.  Rubbish is becoming a problem, that we can help to alleviate by making use of some of it.


Uncontrolled waste is certainly a very big problem and a concern as we seek to take care of our Father’s property, His wonderful creation, not least here in Kenya! We include this teaching as we teach on Creation Care.

As we have been teaching on this we teach of the 5 Rs.

  • Refuse – Say no to a plastic bag or unnecessary plastic wrapping (See http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-21473375)
  • Reduce – Use less
  • Reuse – Rather than throwing disposable things away, continue using them
  • Re-purpose – find a new use for something that is designed to be disposable
  • Recycle – this is normally an industrial process but involves sorting rubbish so that it can be recycled.

We have collected some pictures which show some of the many ways that people can make use of some of the waste products.

Below are links to specific types of recycling ideas.

Reusing Plastic Bottles
Reusing Plastic Bags
Reusing Bottle Tops
Reusing Tyres