I can’t help but notice, on some shows, they remove the “old” out of style cabinets, lighting and plumbing fixtures, including cast iron tubs and sinks, windows, doors, tile and whatever else, then toss them in a dumpster. Have you noticed, cared, questioned or complained when they destroy those items by taking a sledgehammer to knock and bang them apart? Now the out of date things are not usable except as debris in the landscape of a solid waste facility.
IF you, TV producers and sponsors, are so high fluting eco-wise and green as you promote your selves to be; Why do you destroy items that can be recycled and reused by others? Instead of demolishing, why not remove a few nails or screws and see if maybe Habit For Humanity* can use it or the folks building a homeless shelter in town. Heck for that matter why not sell them and make a little money to pay for all the new in style eco-smart replacements?
Then there are some shows and people that Re-new, Re-use, Re-shape and find a use for those not so stylist-building materials. There are even artist that use trash to create works of art, not to mention folks that pick up usable stuff from the trash others put out. If they can find a good use for it why can’t the producers of ALL the home renovation shows do the same? I’m just wandering.
No wait I think I may know why-SALES, yes sales of all the new products from the sponsors who also hype of being ecology minded, looking to the future--our future here on Earth.
Who knows maybe I’m writing from my back side and you can educate me on the reason so many earth loving people destroy so many useable items in the name of being ecology minded/wise/smart/innovated?
*I pulled up the Habit for Humanity site and don’t see where they take experienced building materials, which disapoints me. ?No offence but go figure?