Most recycling centers don’t accept shredded paper. If you shred as part of your work at home or for personal privacy, here are some ways you can reuse that shredded paper.
How can you reuse household items before you recycle them? What about items that can’t be recycled? Get ideas and tips on how to get the most use out of everything before it ends up in recycling or a landfill.
Some of our best recycling tips include:
- Learn what to do with shredded paper. In most areas, you can’t recycle it. But you don’t have to immediately throw it away either. It has some surprising uses.
- Ever wondered how to dispose of old medication safely? The answer is complicated, but we’ve done our best to break it down and keep up to date with the latest changes.
- You can also reuse old medicine bottles in craft projects and as small storage containers. Check our our suggestions!
- You can repurpose gift wrap for lots of fun projects and decorative items.
- Reuse old pantyhose instead of throwing them away. After a thorough washing, they’re great for several household projects.
- Contact lens cases make great makeup containers on the go. They’re lightweight, the stay closed well, and they contain a good amount of items like lipstick, foundation, and even powders like eye shadow.
- Speaking of, you can reuse makeup containers in a number of ways before recycling them.
Wax paper is wonderful stuff. Even though plastic wrap is more popular these days, there are many things wax paper just does better. Read on for 5 things to do with wax paper.
Before you rip into opening presents, remember that you can repurpose used gift wrap (and boxes) before recycling them. Check out these 12 ways to repurpose gift wrapping paper.
If you’re trying to avoid creating more plastic waste, these tips will show you how to use less plastic around your food and beverages. With just a few small lifestyle adjustments, you can easily avoid most plastic.
Prescription medicine bottles typically can’t be recycled in the US (I’m not sure about other countries). So what if you could find some ways to reuse old medicine bottles before tossing them?
What can you do with a used dryer sheet? Well, first of all: use it again. You can reuse dryer sheets quite a few times before they lose their effectiveness or scent. But after that, there are still quite a few useful things to do with used dryer sheets.