Bugs and Insects at the Tam O’ Shanter Urban Farm on Bidston Hill, Wirral are currently enjoying a new bug and insect hotel. The hotel, made by volunteers incorporates some materials which have been sourced and acquired through the Recipro website and demonstrates a more unusual method of reusing materials.
The hotel has been specially designed to create additional habitat for a number of bugs and insects including both solitary bees and bumblebees which are both declining in numbers. Loss of habitat and pesticide damage have placed a number of bee species under threat in many developed countries, in fact three species of Bumblebee have already become extinct with another 8 considered to be in serious decline.
We hope the new hotel will provide a fantastic new habitat to benefit the local bug and insect populations.
At Recipro we are constantly looking for new solutions such as this to utilise surplus materials from the construction industry, instead of seeing these added to the increasing amounts been sent to landfill each year. We would love to hear from anyone who has found new and interesting ways to benefit from reusing materials (particularly if you have used Recipro).