Marigny Green News
June is Upcycle/Recycle month, a made-up phrase according to Carol of Creative Domestication on her FaceBook page. Her philosophy is to reuse as much as we can rather than fill up the landfills. Below are several items that can be repurposed.
- 1. Yogurt/applesauce cups with lids: Great for mixing paints, started seed containers or snack cups.
- 2. Chop Sticks: When I order Asian food, the restaurant always gives a handful of chopsticks and useful for paint stirrers, stakes for plants and cake testers.
- 3. T-shirts: Cut old or stained T-shirt into strips to tie up plants, clean windows and dusters.
- 4. Shower curtains: Clean the dirty shower curtain with vinegar to get rid of the soap residue before repurposing. Useful for putting weeds or leaves on, protection for the table when painting or doing crafts and under a tub for cleaning an animal.
Eventually these items will get recycled but they can have a second life and get some effective use out of them. It is a win/win situation.