This is such a rich topic and everyone has great ideas about how to save things from the landfill – instead, giving them a new lease of life!
Let’s Talk About…. Repurposing!
Welcome to day 7 of #GreenBookFairies as part of #PlasticFreeJuly! Today we are talking about how to up-cycle those items which can no longer perform the job for which they were intended – let’s save as much as we can from landfill!
We live in a world where new items are relatively cheap – when compared to paying for repairs. Items are also rarely made to last, so landfill is absolutely full of broken or defective items.
Repurposing and upcycling! Here are some ideas for common items but please COMMENT with your ideas too! See our story on @bookfairiesworldwide for other ideas from fairies around the world.
- Planting flowers and herbs! Old teapots, bottles, jars, boots and more can be used
- Storage! Jars, candle glasses and other packaging can be reused to store things in the kitchen and bathroom
- Organisation! Those tupperwares that have somehow lost their lids? Fit them into a drawer for easy organisation!
- Creativity! It’s amazing what you can create from broken items – some crafty people use these items alone
Great websites to check out:
A great blog to read is My Repurposed Life: https://www.myrepurposedlife.com/
Upcycle That! is a site to help you with more ideas: https://www.upcyclethat.com/
Book Fairy verdict:
“Repurposing is a great way of giving a second, third (or many more!) uses to something after it’s original purpose is over. It’s fun trying to think up other ways to use items – a little bit of creative thinking goes a long way! ”– Shona, Glasgow
Do YOU have any upcycling/repurposing suggestions to make? Comment below!