TAG: Cans

6 Easy Upcycling Projects Using Kitchen Items

6 Easy Upcycling Projects Using Kitchen Items

Organization, storage and other items for the home can be expensive. Making your own can be done for next to nothing, and using things you probably already have on hand in the kitchen. An empty oatmeal box can be turned into an instant holder for items like ribbon, mailing supplies and even items in the garage. Deck it out with fabric or paper and put it to work. It can also decorated and used for kid inspired storage. Why buy a storage container for things like pencils, scissors, art supplies and tools when they can be made from empty cans…. read more

Recycle Your Leftover Paint

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Paint projects often end before all of the paint in the can is used up. Improper storage, aging and waste contribute to excess leftover paints, which is where recycling operations come into play. Paint must be properly disposed of and it is unlawful to just throw it away due to its toxic compounds. It can be recycled, and paint is one of the main collected items at household hazardous waste facilities. As pointed out by Earth911, prior to 1978 paints were readily made with mercury, a neurological toxin. Oil-based paints produce volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) in the air, and are… read more

Earth Friendly Drinks

Earth Friendly Drinks

Human beings are composed of 70 percent water, so it is vital to stay hydrated. In today‚Äôs world we have many options for doing so. Modern conveniences allow us to purchase drinks to go, in a variety of containers. Many containers are made of plastic and discarded. Still, there are environmentally friendly choices you can make when purchasing commercial beverages. It is estimated that Americans spend $11.7 billion per year on soft drinks. When buying soft drinks, make sure to get them in cans or glass bottles that can be recycled. Aluminum cans are 100 percent recycle-able so there is… read more