Recycle Trash Into Treasure

Use Do It Yourself (DIY) projects to reduce your waste! DIY projects have become a booming trend in the past few years, dominating how-to social media sites such as Pinterest and Tumblr. People are finding ways to reuse materials and decorate their homes, make gifts or get organized at the fractions of a cost. Not only does this trend support and embody the three R’s mantra but it also provides a great opportunity to get crafty on your downtime this summer.

There are many everyday items that can be repurposed to decorate your home. For example, you can use aluminum cans to create wall decals, beautiful art pieces, use coffee cans for planters and use tin cans for patio candles. Take a look at to see some of the creative ideas that other environmental stewards have used to reduce their everyday waste. If possible, opt for the most environmentally friendly craft products as you can, not only for the health of the planet, but also for your own.


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