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National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Until Mar 5

Recycling is without a doubt an important tool in the fight against humanity’s destruction of the Earth. Waste is not only a reckless use of our planet’s dwindling resources, but it also has a devastating impact on our wildlife, environment, and daily lives. Although some still refuse to accept this problem, many in Wales and other countries are pushing for a greener world.

Even though it’s of utmost importance now, recycling is not a new phenomenon. The National Waterfront Museum is displaying an exhibition to show how different eras and different countries have moulded fascinating creations out of their need to recycle. The exhibition, aptly named Waste Not! Want Not!, echoes other relevant sentiments throughout history, such as ‘Make Do and Mend’ during the Second World War.

However, as said before, this exhibition isn’t just about Wales, or Britain as a whole, but ingenious practical creations from around the world. Although many people may know about the likes of the Victorian rag rugs that were created because of the necessity to save money, this exhibition shows how people around the world have got rid of their rubbish without tipping it in a landfill. The earth cannot take much more of our wastage, so, let’s look through our history to get inspired and find new ways to be green.

Admission: free. Info: 0300 111 2 333 / 

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