Jump in a skip
"My friend John can’t resist a skip. He is simply incapable of walking past one, at any time of day or night, without peering over the side. Inevitably, he ends up in it, and goes home with a plank, a half tin of paint, or a length of wire. Last week I met him in the street with a discarded computer tower under one arm. He had found it on the kerb, and it’s now in a collection of computers to be refurbished.
What does John do with all these salvaged and recycled items? He fixes them up and gives them away on Streetbank of course.
It’s amazing what people will throw away that’s still perfectly useable or ripe for reinvention. I once made a friend a cage for a chinchilla out of fridge shelves that I found in an alley. So take a look in those skips, and see what can be redeemed."
Thanks to Jeremy for his guest blog - Jeremy runs the thought provoking blog www.makewealthhistory.org