10 Most Recyclable Household Items
Recycling and re-using things and items can help save our environment, not to add it helps save us money. This also helps conserve additional energy consumption and reduce the amount of garbage and waste that consumes our landfills.
Yet, not everyone is motivated to do their own part in this recycling thing. Yes, the recycling thing is a little more complicated thing to do and most people want comfort and easy work.
But if you know what and how to do it, then you will be directed to the right path of conserving environment.
Families with no budget to buy extra things for their household would opt and find ways to recycle what they only have. It's good in a way that they are reducing waste and garbage that contributes to air and soil pollution and at the same time, they are saving money.
We can find a lot of ways on our household items that we can still reuse and recycle. We are always thinking of going green and saving environment but we really don’t know where to begin.
So I think that we start recycling small household items that we normally throw away.
Here are the tips that will help find potentials in our household items we use every day and how can we reuse them:
1. Plastic Grocery Bags
Every time we go to supermarket and grocery stores, we often bring home a bunch of plastic bags especially when we buy things in bulk.
But I strongly suggest that bring your own reusable shopping bags to use. But since most cases, we shop unexpectedly and we forgot to bring one so we got extra plastic bags.
Plastic bags can be used as liners to bathroom trashcans and other small waste baskets. It helps also protect our hands on sticky household tasks like peeling jackfruits.
So there's no need for you to buy the black garbage bag.
2. Toilet Paper Rolls
Toilet Paper rolls are great to keep wires all over your house neat and tidy. Not only cluttered wires are ugly to look at, but it is also dangerous to your family; wherein you or anybody can be tripped.
You can stuff the wires and cables into the rolls; so you don’t need to buy items for keeping the wires on place.
3. Glass Jars
We always buy items in glass jars like peanut butter, creams, jellies, spreads and so many more. Keep those glass jars for storing dried fruits, pasta, popcorn kernels, herbs or beans and even medicines.
They can be handy in storing everything sweets like sugar, bubble gums, candies and so much more.
4. Shoe Boxes
Whenever we buy shoes, it always comes with a box. Shoe boxes are good for storing school and art materials for your kids like crayons, pencils, glue and rulers. It can also be used on your kitchen stuffs, to separate cooking materials from other things like oil, soy sauce, vinegar and salt so to avoid messy kitchen.
Another thing is, we can use shoe boxes as box for our Christmas or birthday presents.
There are so many ways how to reuse newspapers. Check the link below to read the simple yet creative ways how to give your old newspaper a second life.
6. Old Toothbrushes
Removing small stains on your shoes, slippers and even tiles and kitchen sink, old toothbrushes’ lying around the house can be a good substitute to big brushes. I always use old toothbrushes’ in cleaning our sinks and slippers and they're really good.
7. CDs and DVDs
These things don’t last long. Sometimes, our CDs and DVDs capture heat which ruined them. So if your CDs and DVDs are not usable anymore, don't just throw it away. You can read here the many uses for these unwanted things.
8. Beer / Soda Bottle Caps
Caps nailed upside down can be the best doormat you could have. The rough edges of the caps help clean and unclog the soil and dirt clung into your visitor's slippers and shoes. So you won't have to worry if they bring their shoes inside.
9. Old T-shirts and Shorts
Got an old pile of t-shirts and shorts that you are not using, especially those that cannot be donated?
You can use it as a rag, to wipe dirt on furniture or to hold hot pots and kettles and can be used as a doormat.
We always use Styrofoam; whether in cups or plates. But sometimes, we also got extra we don’t need. Throwing it away without reusing it would just wind up in landfills and would take forever to degrade.
I've also listed here the many used how to make the most out of your Styrofoam.
Read more: Creative Ideas on How to Reuse Styrofoam
Recycling Tips and Ideas
- 5 Simple Ways How to Reuse Old Rubber Slippers or Flip-flops
Rather than pitching your old slippers to trash or burn them, why not make the most out of it? There are really some cool and creative ways how reuse them for your household thus help you save extra money.
- Simple Tips on How to Reuse Old Tires
Just because an old worn-out tire cannot be used on a car again, it doesn't mean that its useful life is over. Here are some simple tips and ideas on how to reuse and give our old used tires a make-over.
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