We, as a society, sure throw away a lot of stuff. And an unexpected benefit of the frugality of ‘old frames’ was using as much of the old frame as possible. When I’m deconstructing a frame, I’m saving everything salvageable for future use. Construction paper on the back of the old frame and scrap paper can be used for packing materials for mailing framed photos. Old hardware and wire for hanging can be used for future framed pics. Old mounts can be used to mount my new photos. Everything that can be used again, will be used again. The last thing this world needs is more trash (art and otherwise). And I’ll try my best not to add to it.