Re-use an item you would have thrown away, like a jam jar or a plastic yogurt container
Today we bring our focus to the “second R”, Re-Use. Created in the mid-70s, the catch-phrase Reduce, Reuse, Recycle has long been a way of life for many in the environmental movement. For me the recycling symbol has always been a reminder of this phrase of three.
Taken in the full context, the end game of the 3Rs is actually to recycle less! This is because we focus 1st on actions of Reduction ~ buying only want we need, consuming products with less packaging and sharing what we have with others. We have stepped through these very actions during earlier days of our carbon fast.
I’m always astounded by the creative reuse of things otherwise destined for the land-fill. Today’s jar-lights are but one example. Artists and sculptors have long been creating with waste materials and here are a few examples from a Mental-Floss post.
For the techie’s among us, here’s a video on creative reuses for components found in laptops.