Waste Management And Recycling Unwanted Artwork And Tools

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For many this is something that has just never been important, or for a few perhaps it has, but you couldn’t think of a suitable solution. Well this article provides an answer – Now more than ever before, the world and environment is in dire need of people to take notice and begin to dispose of belongings that we no longer need in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly way. Art work and artist’s materials and tools are often something that we grow less fond of, buy new versions of, or just no longer need.

The most obvious solution to reducing our worldly waste is to recycle our unwanted materials. As an individual artist however this may be a very time consuming option, and working out each separate item and how it should be recycled and what group, taking it apart and then sending it for recycle. Luckily we now have available to us, companies such as Averda a Waste Management Company in South Africa that offer to pick up our unwanted materials and complete this recycling procedure for us.


To Stop Waste – Here are 5 Uses For Your Old Art Materials

Charity Shops

If you no longer need it, then handing you paints and paintbrushes or spare canvases to a charity shop is a great way to give to charity. It also means that your old materials are then available for someone else to buy and enjoy.

A persons Paintbrushes

Set Of Brushes


Preloved is a very basic and easy to use website that permits you to sell or give away your second hand or preloved materials, simply upload a short description, clear image and price, then whoever would like it will contact you and come and collect it. This is a great way to recycle your things and know it’s going to a new home instead of sitting in the tatty old paint box or tool shed.

A Woman Online On Her Phone

Woman Uploading Online


Let’s use your old art work for example, when you first began enjoying arts and painting, sculpting or photographing, instead of having these older pieces pile up in storage, get it out and show off your talent. It is a great example of how your art has changed and your skill and technique developed.

Homemade Flower Pots

Pottery Flower Pots

Turn It Into Something

If you have left over materials, use that creative brain of yours and make something new. Whether its old wood cuttings, a small amount of clay or rope, challenge yourself to use it up and create something funky.

A Homemade Necklace

A Necklace

Gift It

You will be surprised how many people respond! Ask around your social circle or local class. It could be just what someone needs, perfect for a new painter or materials that someone cannot afford. Something that one person considers worthless may be considered valuable by someone else.

A Pair Of Hands Giving

Giving Hands

So there you have it, a number of options for you to try. If however you are struggling to find a new home for your arty materials or old paintings, or just do not have the time to sell them on, then you can seek the help of companies like Averda for Waste Management solutions.

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