Gardening is a fun activity that can also put food on the table. However, what happens when your garden is overflowing and you don’t want anything to go to waste? Zucchini is a notoriously fruitful vegetable, but you and your neighbors can get overwhelmed quickly.
Don’t let your homegrown zucchini go to waste — we’ve compiled both interesting new recipes and storage methods you can try to reduce food waste at home. Here are 10 creative ways to use up all that extra zucchini.
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Do you have leftovers or scraps from your curtains? Or you don’t use them anymore but the fabric or design is too pretty to waste it away? There are plenty of ideas to repurpose all kinds of curtains, check them out below and get inspired! 💚
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Maybe eliminating single-use plastic entirely feels daunting, but by shopping mindfully, you can make a difference without sacrificing your creature comforts.
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According to a BBC poll, 47% of people report having arguments about what types of plastic can be recycled. The reason for the confusion? There are seven different types of plastic packaging and some are recycled more often than others. Also, due to funding and resources available, each local authority collects and processes recycling waste in different ways.
We’re all used to seeing the 3 arrows in a circular icon (♻️). This is called the mobius loop, and while you might think that this is an indication that the item can be popped in your recycling bin, you’d be wrong. It only means that it could be recycled, but whether that can happen depends on the services your council supply. It’s also worth noting that this symbol is unregulated throughout the industry, meaning that anyone can use it. Which begs the question, can you even trust it at all?
Below is a handy chart of recycling symbols that you can refer back to time and again. Checking the labels for these symbols should be the first step in recycling.
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K-Cups make life easier in a lot of ways. They’re fast, convenient, and a surefire way to satisfy a caffeine addiction.
There’s just one (big) problem with these little coffee dispensers: K-Cups are a bane for the environment. Once plastic ends up in landfills, it remains there for hundreds, maybe even thousands, of years. These landfills pollute air, land, and water; destroy wildlife habitat; and are major sources of greenhouse gases, which speed up climate change.
There are several ways to reduce K-Cups’ environmental impact (outside of not using them in the first place). For starters, there are more and more opportunities to recycle K-Cups. If that’s not an option where you live, then don’t give up hope: It’s also possible to keep K-Cups out of the waste stream by creatively reusing them.
What good is a used K-Cup, you might wonder? Turns out, it can be used in a multitude of ways. Here are just a couple of the many creative ways to reuse K-Cups 💚
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