Recycle, recycle, recycle… we hear it all the time. Besides the basics of recycling which includes separating your trash, recycling your plastics and glass products, recycling papers and newspapers, etc. there is another type of recycling that many people are catching onto now. How about getting caught up in the “art” of recycling!
By learning new and creative ways to use things, recycle things, and create new things out of old things; you will not only be helping to preserve our environment and reduce waste, but you will also be saving yourself money in the meantime. Here are some creative ways for you to save money while saving the environment!
Instead of throwing out your bacon drippings, put them in a jar, add food scraps, pop the whole thing in the refrigerator, and when it is set pop it out of the jar and add a string. You now have a bird cake to hang outside!
Don’t just throw out old sheets or torn clothing. Get creative. Make a quilt, use them as dust cloths, or save money on wrapping paper and create unique gift wrap with old pieces of clothing, sheets, or other unusable fabrics.
Stop throwing out all of your empty toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls. Save these and reuse them. These cardboard rolls work great for children’s craft projects or as a cable tie for all those lose cords that are always getting in the way.
One of the biggest wastes is food waste. Rather than scrape those scraps and leftovers into the trash, why not compost them? Simply put together all of your food scraps and add them to your compost pile or pour directly on your garden spot to compost during the months when your garden is not in use.