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3 Home Items That You Can Reuse Again and Again

Empty sauce and jam jars are great examples of household items that you can reuse and repurpose.

At Custom Earth Promos, we’re all in favor of EPA’s Reduce, Reuse, Recycle campaign, but this time, we thought we’d add upcycling to the list. Here are three ways you can reuse home items and save them from ending up in landfills:

Clothes, Towels, and Bedding

The next time you clean out your closet, don’t throw anything away because there’s a very good chance that it can all be either upcycled or donated to charity. If some of the clothing, towels, or bedding won’t make a suitable donation, cut them up into reusable washing rags. You can also check out Pinterest or your favorite DIY site to discover other ways to upcycle old clothes and linens.

Glass Jars and Containers

Sure, glass jars, coffee canisters, and food cans, for the most part, can easily be recycled, but why not reuse them to cut down on excess packaging and waste? Glass jars, for instance, make great containers for dried foods like cereals. Canisters and tin cans can be used as desk organizers or even plant pots. With just a little imagination, you’ll be surprised at the uses you can find for items that might usually be thrown away if not recycled.

Reusable Grocery Totes

If you haven’t already, invest in some reusable grocery bags that can be used for any type of shopping, not just grocery shopping. But if you haven’t quite made the move from plastic bags to reusable ones just yet, and you have a bunch of plastic bags laying around the house, try to utilize them as best as you can as either pet waste bags or trash bags, or you can even reuse them at the grocery store.

You can also visit PlasticFilmRecycling.org and search using your zip code to find drop off locations nearby that accept plastic bags and film packaging.

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