We throw so much away that could still be used. I give worn-out furniture a new lease of life by painting it with Annie Sloan (TM) chalk paint and wax. This recycling venture helps me to feel that I'm doing a little something towards a more sustainable future. I teach workshops in my studio to three or four people at a time. They may sign up with a friend, relative or colleague, or meet and make friends with someone they didn't already know. I ask participants to bring something of their own to recycle; they invariably go home happy and proud of the result.
I took up this pastime when I retired from full-time employment. It gives me great satisfaction, and I've made new friends in the process, especially during lockdown when we could only meet each other at a safe distance.