Premature recycling

I have previously commented on some of the trees being cut down in Wharf Green. The felled trees are now to be put to use, as art. Mr Bluh thinks this is recycling.

These artists have come up with a really imaginative way to use wood – they are leading the recycling agenda in the area and supporting regeneration at the same time. It’s great to see.

Allow me to quote from the Compact Oxford English Dictionary.

recycle
• verb 1
convert (waste) into reusable material. 2 use again.

Whilst it is certainly better than just burning the logs, if an item hasn’t been used before, then it isn’t recycling as most would perceive it. As to whether it’s great to see, I’ll reserve judgement on that until I have seen the products of the artists’ work.