I know with coupons it is easier to buy the smaller package especially when it’s free. I do this. I don’t like that there is more waste since I am buying more from a smaller package. In order to compensate I do recycle a lot of my waste.
All food boxes are recycled in my home. We have an old trash can in the laundry room that is specifically for recycled items. Our city has a recycle program where we have a separate trash bin just to place our recipes items. This is nearly as full as our trash can every week.
I now have a way to make a little extra cash for the family, since there is a recycle machine in our Kroger parking lot. It has a loyalty card and after you put 100 cans or plastic bottles you can pick rewards, including gift cards. If there is no card you can still get a free coke at Kroger with a purchase over $5.00. I have gotten free Coke with no problem. I have only put in 62 items so far, so I am not sure what your choices are until I reach 100. I am very excited that I am able to recycle and get rewarded for doing so.
Also I look for ways to use things we have. You can use the pasta sauce jars to store bulk items you get at the store. Be sure to wash in the dishwasher and label what you place in the jar. Then you have instant
Here is my reuse of toilet paper rolls. Doesn’t this just look fabulous? I can’t resist telling my friends I made this toilet paper roll mirror for only $1. No one would guess. I followed directions for the toilet paper roll mirror from Homemaker in Heels. She has a fabulous site and a wonderful home from items she has made herself. Please check her out. There are several other things I would like to make using the leaf design from the toilet paper roll mirror.
We also try to use washable plates and silverware more than paper plates and plastic ware. While this may use more water, we are not putting more trash in our crowded landfills.
Do you currently have any ideas to reuse items? What do you recycle? How do you make the world a better place? Link up any ideas you may have on your blog or share your comments below.