Recycling is gaining importance day by day as at the same time that it confronts the challenges of waste reduction, it also sustains a comfortable quality of life and supports a productive economy. It also reduces the strain on valuable resources, such as fuel, forests and water supplies. Another benefit of reusing is that it enhances the creativeness of an individual and lets him breathe a new life to an otherwise dumped or discarded product. The Reclaimed wine rack table by John C is a perfect example of ‘reuse’ in a creative manner.
The designer reused an oak wood rack, which was discarded by the famous champagne makers Moet and Chandon of France. The table top measures 59 inches in length and 14.5 inches in width and is made out of the oak wood wine rack which has a stamp “M&C 97” (meaning Moet & Chandon 1997). It is then covered by a custom glass which gives a modern touch to the reclaimed table.
The bottom made out of aluminum, which gives it a height of 20 inches, perfectly matches the wooden top. The aluminum shelves, which were used to make the bottom of the table, were also taken from an old soda cooler. Artist John C created a new product out of the two products that have been thrown away as waste.
As people are gradually learning the importance of recycling, they are clinging to the usage of recycled or recyclable products. For environmental cautious people, reusing is another way out to go green. In contrast to recycling, which recovers materials for processing, reuse recovers the original product. Reuse, therefore, primarily involves collection and redistribution of goods. So, the product discussed above truly exemplifies reuse.