Precycling is about recycling before you buy and each chapter in Precycle! is packed full with ideas and recipes for everything to bring self-sufficiency into our lives.
In Paul Peacock’s own words: "Precycling is making the things you need rather than allowing the manufacturers and supermarkets to dictate what you buy. It is doing away with the need to recycle by making it yourself; keeping the bottle and using it again and again."
This is a modern word for living the way we used to and feels particularly timely in these financially worrying times. Precycling is at the forefront of a new austerity movement that is seeing a revival of craft skills in clothing and gifts, oversubscribed allotments and the kind of make-do-and-mend culture that our grandparents took for granted.
Precycle! is written in a very easy style whilst covering important environmental issues and is packed with practical tips and inspiring ideas. Chapters range from meat, teas and cordials, the bakery, dairy products, home brewing and hair and beauty. From delicious sounding jams to teas and even household cleaning and toiletries recipes there is an incredible breadth of every day ideas. It is a cross between a recipe book, a lifestyle manual and Paul Peacock’s honest observations on society.
Precycle! would make an absolutely ideal gift for any eco conscious friend. Alternatively it is well worth the £7.95 cover price for one’s own home as a practical source of knowledge and recipes for reducing consumer excess and waste whilst re-learning some vital life skills. Time to go and put my mother-in-law’s box of windfall apples to good use.
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