Environmentalists and DIY enthusiasts know that you can recycle almost anything. Recycling and the reusing of materials is one of the biggest movements of our generation. We generate a lot of waste on a daily basis, and the best way to make sure that we don’t deplete our resources and the planet doesn’t suffer is to find new ways to put these waste to good use. Other than that, it is also so much fun. There are millions of people who have turned DIY projects into passion projects and economic activities.
Before you go dumpster diving, bear in mind that not everything can be recycled. Luckily, those are just but a few. Most of the things we use or dispose at home can be turned into something else amazing. Check these out:
Once you put those old documents through a shredder, you think that’s it right? There are so many things you can do with shredded paper. The same shredded paper can be turned into a blank piece of paper once again. You can also keep them somewhere then pull them out every time you need to start a fire. The best way is to use them to make different art pieces like Paper-Mache models or make a really cool scarecrow to keep of the birds from your garden.
One of the most common items in any dumpster are water bottles. Most people throw them away because they know they will always buy another bottle of water. Subsequently, it is now one of the biggest environment polluter in most countries in the world. Ironically, recycling or reusing water bottles is one of the easiest things to do, but most people don’t seem to practice it. For one, you can always carry your own water using a reusable bottle and save a few bucks every time you feel thirsty. You can also cut out the bottom end and use it to plant seedlings and create the coolest outdoor garden.
With the digital era, you can now binge watch your favorite TV series on Netflix and have all your favorite music on your phone or laptop. All the other important documents can be safely locked up in the cloud. This doesn’t mean that you can now throw away all the CDs, DVDs and VHS’s you have racked up over the years. Turn them into art. There are so many CD art pieces that you can come up with. With their impressive reflective properties, you can turn your dull home into a light and color museum. All you will need is a couple of YouTube tutorials and lots of adhesive.
Every time we buy a new appliance, we end up with a very large cardboard that we don’t know what exactly to do with it. The easiest solution will be to throw it away, but you will regret it the next time you want to relocate to another city. Cardboards are generally good for storage and moving out. To make it even easier, you can label each cardboard according to its contents for you to easily trace your belongings.