This month we're talking about sustainability and how it can save you money as well as save the planet. Last week we gave you a list of eco-friendly purchases that will save you money, but ultimately the best way to save money and the planet is to reuse items as often as you can!
The zero waste lifestyle has shied away from the age-old 'reduce, reuse, recycle' slogan, and has extended it to 'refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle'. Environmentalists encourage the community to throw away as little as possible, as even properly recycling takes a toll on resources and therefore the planet. It can seem a little daunting to adhere to these eco-friendly 'rules', but the good news is that the smallest changes on your behalf can make a huge difference, and will save you a great deal of cash each year!
Lots of grocery items come in jars - from coffee, to jam, to pasta sauce, so you probably throw a lot of these away! You can use a sturdy jar for years and years before having to dispose of it! Here are some things you can do with old jars:
So many things come in boxes! And while they are much easier to recycle than other materials, try to put them to use before throwing them away. DIYs with boxes can also be a great way to entertain your children!
There are endless possibilities when it comes to upcycling clothing and other textiles. Before you throw things away, see what you can do with them!
These are just a few ideas to get you started - the possibilities are endless when it comes to upcycling! Before purchasing new items, take a look at what you have at home and try to make your own!
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