Creative uses for recyclables [Infographic]

An alternative to recycling is upcycling, or reusing materials and things you would have otherwise thrown away. This gives a new life and a new use to things without requiring any extra resorting or processing.

The team at Personal Creations made a graphic showing how you can upcycle items around the home to keep it out of the garbage. There are 40 ideas overall and there’s inspiration and examples for different materials you commonly have at home.

So the next time you’re headed to the trash or recycle bin check out this graphic and think about if there’s a good use you could put that item to first:

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How to Move Away from Plastic Dependency [Infographic]

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Since plastics were first introduced to the U.S. during the mid-late 19th century, we’ve been dependent on the material for it’s versatility, convenience, and function. Currently, plastics are one of the most used materials on a volume basis in U.S. industrial and commercial life. Unfortunately, the sheer mass of plastic used to make containers, packaging, appliances, plates, cups, and so forth has gravely impacted the environment. An estimated 46,000 pieces of plastic occupy each square mile of ocean and at least two thirds of the world’s fish stocks are suffering from plastic ingestion.

Alternative materials—such as reclaimed wood, steel, and glass—can help gradually reduce our reliance on plastic and pose less of an impact on the Earth. Reducing plastic use can range from short term decisions—swapping plastic sandwich bags for washable canvas or throwaway plastic utensils for metal ones—to more long term changes, such as trading in your plastic picnic tables for reclaimed wood barn tables. Making smart swaps can make a big difference over time.

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Expert’s Cooking Tips that will save you Time in the Kitchen

Originally Written by Tegan Jones on LifeHack

Whether you’re a seasoned professional in the kitchen, or a newbie who’s looking for direction, there are always ways that can make your culinary ventures easier. Find out how you can spend less time slaving over the stove and more time enjoying your delicious creations.

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Recycling: the Good ♻︎ the Better ♻︎ the Best [Infographic]

All About RecyclingSource: Reusable Bags

Reusing aluminium can lids

Updated: March 2017

Creative ways to Repurpose Aluminium can Lids | ecogreenlove
Juice Can Lid Wind Chimes
Creative ways to Repurpose Aluminium can Lids | ecogreenlove
Can lid owl
Creative ways to Repurpose Aluminium can Lids | ecogreenlove
Soup can lids become wind spinners and sun catcher for inside, porch, or yard…

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Reusing aluminium bottle caps

Updated: March 2017

Creative ways to Repurpose Aluminium Bottle Caps
Easy DIY for Kids – Castanets (Castañuelas)
Creative ways to Repurpose Aluminium Bottle Caps
Recycled tambourine [broken link]
Reusing aluminium bottle caps | ecogreenlove
necklace by upcycleupnorth
Reusing aluminium bottle caps | ecogreenlove
bottle cap designs by yoav kotik visit: http://www.kotik-design.com/

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Reusing soda / food cans

Updated: March 2017

Creative ways to Repurpose cans | ecogreenlove
Recycled music instrument: Kid’s Drum
Creative ways to Repurpose cans | ecogreenlove
Scarf organiser
Creative ways to Repurpose cans | ecogreenlove
scarf organizer II

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