Great reusing and recycling ideas from October
We’ve had some great comments on Recycle This over the last month. Here are some of my favourites:
- I’ve seen this idea in a couple of places recently but Paul in Austin, TX was the one to mention it here – use the necks and lids from plastic bottles to make random plastic bags air tight and resealable – great for reusing cereal box liners and bread bags.
- Speaking of plastic bottles, the bookstorebabe showed us how to turn them into fun plastic beads.
- Chyna wrote an interesting summary about plastic identification code numbers and whether or not they’re food safe.
- Bellen was busy a couple of weeks ago – giving us a whole list of ideas for ways to reuse and recycle Nesquik tubs (but as Alice urges, better to avoid them in the first place).
- Similarly, Ron had a great selection of ideas for reusing and recycling plastic kitty litter buckets.
- After working out what they’re called buckeyes in the UK, we came up with a few reusing/recycling ideas for conkers – fishcake_random reports that they can be used like soap nuts for washing delicate clothes and fabrics.
- Dani explained how we can use old aluminium foil (aka tin foil) to clean silverware.
- And finally, when I asked about what I can reuse or recycle to make a money box, MaryH sent us a link to a fabulous how-to – how to turn a plastic bottle into a piggy bank – and Alice dared me to make a chicken shaped one instead… My birdy bank will be revealed soon!