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Old useless cables are turned into useful sustainable bags.
Old useless cables are turned into useful sustainable bags. The winner in a re-make handcraft competition in Västerås, Sweden 2012.

I feel rich

I don’t earn money for my work right now. I use scrap materials and stones from the roadside as working material. I pick flowers to put in a vase to make our home cosier. Still I feel rich.

Repainted chair, new stuffing and some knitted decoration.
Repainted chair, new stuffing and some knitted decoration.

Shabby chic or just shabby?

The other day we saw the American film Winters Bone (2010). Very poor people with no money, no food, living on the contryside in a wore down house.

I couldn’t help myself thinking how the house would look nicer with just some new paint and a vegetable garden.

Soda bottle lids nicely arranged as a lamp shade. Shabby or chic?
Soda bottle lids nicely arranged as a lamp shade. Shabby or chic?

It’s like the eco project we work with right now here in Spain

If water is a scarce resource, then we must think of solutions how to recover the waste water and use for watering the vegetable garden.

If there is plenty of sunlight, then it might be clever to invest in your own solar panels instead of paying electricity bills to someone else.

If the floor tiles for the bathroom costs over 100 euros but the stones at the roadside are for free, then it’s worth using all these hours to pick the stones, one by one.

When you arrange and organize your scrap materials it's more useful and inspiring. This large scrap store I visited in Glouchester in England 2014.
When you arrange and organize your scrap materials it’s more useful and inspiring. This large scrap store I visited in Glouchester in England 2014.

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Vivi

Jag vill sprida kunskap och väcka tankar och engagemang i miljöfrågor. Därför driver jag företaget Viveco och arbetar som miljöutbildare och miljökonsult. Kontoret har jag i Norberg men jag är verksam över hela länet och landet.