The Art of Extreme Recycling

Recycling is an important factor of any business plan now more than ever; to be caught amidst bad eco-practices can see the reputation of your company plummet, and we all know how that will affect your sales.

To be an avid recycler is to show that you – and your company – are responsible and forward thinking, but the act of recycling can be more than statistics about how much plastic you have saved from our oceans this year. If you are proud of your eco-friendly habits and want to go the extra mile, then you could take a page or two from these extreme creations.

Shipping Container Food Plaza

You have heard of recycled steel storage containers as homes, offices, pop-up shops and even portable toilets. But, how about a food plaza? That’s right, not a restaurant but a full-blown plaza. From pizza to ramen noodles and straight to bon-bons, Long Beach in California is enjoying tasty treats in one of the most recycled structures in the area.

Not only is it a great recycling project, but it was an effort to create a community hub that would make eating out in the area much more pleasant. Better yet, the food looks scrumptious; an extreme recycling success.

Plastic Gardening

Another case of extreme recycling comes from a fun gardening project that uses plastic bottles to create green spaces in working environments. By using plastic containers as plant holders, not only are we making use of plastic that would otherwise be wasted, we are helping the environment by caring for more plants, and more plants will help to remove harmful CO­­­­2 from our atmosphere.

You could consider using this as a team building activity to boost morale and creativity in your workplace. There is a lot of potential for fantastic creations such as this hanging display:

Grow plants in plastic bottles

Similar displays have also been created in the shape of chandeliers, artistic displays and more. Such things help to display the creativity of the business as well as their dedication to recycling.


Bottle Boat

A popular thought experiment that can come up during small talk is this one: you are about to be stranded on a desert island, but what do you bring you with you?

A practical person might respond with a tent or survival kit, a nostalgic person might request that they keep their favourite novels, and we would eagerly respond with steel containers, but the right answer could actually be plastic bottles – lots of them.

If you’re hoping to escape the desert island, then you could build a boat from plastic bottles. If you chose to stay on the desert island, then you could use the bottles to create a sophisticated garden, build a shelter, or even farm salt from the sea.

The plastic brick movement is a real cause that is about reusing those fiddly bits of non-recyclable plastic, such as crisp packets and chocolate wrappers. By shredding these wrappers and feeding them into bottles, you can create a block of plastic that could later become a house or a boat.

If you are keen to improve attempts to recycle in your business, then you could start with our eco-friendly steel container hire for all your storage expansion needs. Unlike plastic, steel is easily recyclable so you can be confident that the environment is safe when you use our steel storage containers.

There are plenty of businesses that could be doing more to support world health, which means that you could be presenting yourself as a pioneer; all you have to do is recycle.

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How to Waterproof a Steel Shipping Container

When it comes to the storage of your items, no matter what is inside your shipping container, you want to be 100% sure your contents are safe from water damage. Many people use steel shipping containers for various reasons; from pop-up shops to transporting goods and even to run a business or store their stock. The reasons for utilising steel containers seem endless, but perhaps the big question is ‘how can I keep my steel shipping container fully waterproof?’

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Builders’ Perks

There is a lot of gratification to be had in the construction sector simply from the day-to-day line of work. Builders work in teams to make amazing, physical creations that benefit the local public. It can be a hard graft at times, but at the end of the day, they’re often confident that it was all worth it.

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Start-up Your Business in a Steel Container

Shipping containers are all the rage in the modern world. Businesses housed in shipping containers suggest down-to-earth establishments that offer high-quality products. We’ve created the ultimate bespoke container designs for a range of companies, and you could be next.

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Is a Storage Container Too Small to be a Home?

We’ve got a lot of love for storage containers, but we know that not everyone feels the same way. A few people view working in a storage container as something to complain about, never mind thinking about living in one full time. This blog is here to extol the virtues of the humble container house and the people who live in them. Perhaps you’ll think differently next time you find yourself working from a storage container.

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Can YOU Contain Your Christmas Spirit?

At Flintham Cabins, we aren’t struggling to contain our Christmas spirit; in fact, we love filling our steel containers with it. In this blog, we’ll share our favourite Christmas decorating tips and hints for keeping warm in our containers this Winter.

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5 Billion Bananas: Sums With Storage Containers [infographic]

When it comes to storage containers, size matters. You need to know exactly how much space you’re going to need to store all of your goods in. Too little space, and you’ll find yourself wishing you’d bought something bigger; too much space, and you’ve wasted your money.

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Debunking Misconceptions About Pop-Up Containers

Pop-up containers are some of the most flexible solutions available when trying to create the perfect business or living space. Shipping containers have been used for transporting goods for many years, but today these pop-up containers have a variety of more unusual uses.

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Don’t Go Half Empty: Share Shipping Containers

Are you moving abroad or setting up new trade relationships overseas? Do you need to ship personal effects to family members? Or perhaps you are regularly sending products to foreign customers but need to cut costs? Well, sharing is caring in this situation – in more ways than one!

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Mistakes to Avoid When Buying or Renting a Shipping Container

There are so many different containers available, all of which are designed to suit a variety of needs. So, it’s important to carefully consider what you’re going to be using the container for; there are a number of all too common mistakes people make when buying or renting a shipping container that you need to be aware of.

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