How can I reuse or recycle toilet roll tubes?
Oh, I know. How very Blue Peter. Except we don’t have very much need for a model of Tracy Island.
We don’t use kitchen rolls that much so mostly have the shorter toilet roll-size tubes lying around the place.
Short of just recycling them in our green bin, what are the alternatives?
- Reduce: Look for toilet rolls with more sheets per rolls and if you’re really keen, swap to washable clothes for post-wee wipes :)
- Reuse: Use them as pots for seedlings – put a little scrunched up newspaper in the bottom and fill with soil. The seedlings roots can grow through the wet cardboard when needed so you can just plant on the pot as is.
- Recycle: Cardboard can be recycled through many local recycling schemes but can also be put on the compost heap/in wormeries – great for soaking up excess water. Alternately, fill them with scraps of paper, wood and/or pinecones and use them as firestarters.
- See the comments below for more suggestions and ideas