How to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at Home
Bottle Cap Magnets:
Glue pictures or decorative paper to the inside of plastic bottle caps. Attach a small magnet to the back and use it on your fridge.
Cereal Box Notebooks:
Cut out the front of a colorful cereal box, bind some recycled paper inside, and you’ve got a fun and quirky notebook.
Milk Jug Watering Can:
Poke holes in the cap of an empty milk jug, fill it with water, and it becomes an instant watering can.
Egg Carton Seed Starters:
Fill each compartment with soil and plant a seed. Once the seedlings are ready, they can be transferred to the garden.
Jar Lid Coasters:
Glue felt or foam to the bottom of large jar lids to create unique coasters.
Worn-out Glove Stuffed Animals:
Transform those single, unmatched gloves into cute stuffed animals or finger puppets.
Broken Crayon Art:
Melt down broken crayons in a silicone mold to create new multi-colored crayon shapes.
Old Jigsaw Puzzle Art:
Use those puzzles with missing pieces by painting and arranging them on a canvas for a unique piece of wall art.
Use shoeboxes to create multi-story dollhouses. Decorate with fabric scraps, old magazine clippings, and other upcycled materials.
Plastic Bottle Planters:
Cut the top off a plastic bottle, decorate it, fill with soil, and plant your favorite small plants or herbs.
Bottle Cap Mosaic:
Collect colorful plastic bottle caps. Arrange and glue them onto a piece of cardboard or a wooden board to create mosaic art.
Plastic Container Jewelry Box:
Use small plastic containers (like those for fruit or takeout) to store jewelry. Decorate the outside with colorful paper or stickers.
Plastic Bag Crochet:
Cut plastic shopping bags into strips and use them as ‘yarn’ to crochet mats, coasters, or even bags.
Plastic Straw Weaving:
Melt the ends of plastic straws together side by side and use them as a base for weaving yarn or ribbons to create colorful placemats.