Did you know EVERY piece of plastic ever made still exists today?!
The benefits of upcycling for green living and some DIY home projects that you can use in your home and can make your home look beautiful with products from trash to treasure is what this infographic by Noah Supply shows.
With so many misconceptions about recycling swirling around, a little knowledge can go a long way towards helping you make wise decisions about how to dispose of your trash. If you didn’t know the truth behind all these myths it would be easy to think that recycling wasn’t worth our time, effort, or money but that could not be farther from the truth. While it certainly isn’t a perfect solution to dealing with our trash problem, recycling is an important part of our long-term sustainability strategy. Simply put, the pros of recycling outweigh the cons in almost all situations.
Take a closer look at some of these myths!
Originally posted by Pioneering the Simple Life
“These clips might also make their appearance on produce bags. Some call them bag clips, others bag tags. They’re made of hard plastic and as of yet we know no community that accepts them for recycling. If yours does, please let us know in the comments section below.“
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:
Waste not, want not.
find out more about this everyday-thing called Waste
(food, electronics, energy, etc.)