What all things you recycled or reused recently?
Have a valuable idea on how to reuse or recycle something in your home or at your workplace? Share them here.
Once upon a time we were all using anything upto its last minute of life and utility. After the expected purpose use is over, it may be used for some other purpose. Thus the use and reuse will go on until they cannot be used further for anything. At that time either it is disposed for bio degradation or sends as waste and probably for recycling.
Thus the text books used by the elder child will be passed on to the younger child, cousins or neighbours until the syllabus gets changed or the book becomes badly torn. Similarly dresses too change hands. Sarees, when start fading was used as bed sheets and when they torn used as drying cloth or door mats. Sometimes old sarees were exchanged for steel vessels with the hawkers. Metal vessels were sold for a price or exchanged. Naturally they get melted and used for recycling metal factories.
Waste disposal has become a great problem now, especially the non-biodegradable wastes. In that context recycling and reuse are some solution.
Yesterday I mended and put to reuse a broken plastic water mug just because of problems to dispose it. I took an empty toothpaste container (plastic), cut it suitably, and pasted it on the mug on the crack inside and outside, using a chemical adhesive. Nice, now I am able to re-use the water mug. My wife re-used the empty ice-cream containers as furniture bushes on the legs of an old teapoy .
What are you stories of recycling or reuse recently?