Do you feel like you are throwing away a lot of waste that is not biodegradable? If so, you may be contributing to the pollution of your environment. But realizing this and wanting to make a change is the biggest and the first step in making way for a better and cleaner tomorrow. Therefore, if you find many items that are to be discarded but are not eco-friendly, here are some fun and creative ways in which you can use them around the house and not simply throw them away.
Help nature with items that will otherwise harm it
If you about to throw away a bunch of glass bottle containers, stop and think how else you could use them? You can easily turn the tables and instead of throwing away something that could be harmful to nature, use it to actually give back to nature instead. Use these items to grow little plants in. If you are unsure of how you can do this and how it will work, simply go online on resources such as YouTube and you will hundreds of different ways in which you can achieve this task. The same goes for plastics too. Here all you need to do is cut the bottles in half, then make sure there is a way for excess water to drain and use them as tiny pots for plants.
Transform your interior décor
Time for some interior décor changes? Well, simply use the disposable items that have piled up in your home and that you are thinking of discarding. If you for example, have a collection of amber glass bottles at Melbourne that come in various sizes and shapes, you can use a paint to decorate them and actually make a tiny collection that can sit in a corner of the living room adding something unique to the aesthetic value of your house. The fact that you have recycled items and used them in a creative way would certainly add a lot more value to it than purchasing something off the store.
Implement good practices
Explain to your children how they can think for themselves about certain items that are harmful to nature and how they can avoid discarding them without a care. Start with basics like not throwing away polythene in the house, instead ask them to keep using them over and over again so that you are reducing the waste footprint you have on the planet. The same goes with paper, even though paper is not harmful to nature, paper is made out of trees and that means deforestation.