To minimize the environmental impact our business creates we recycle our paper and cardboard boxes and are on route to become a paperless company. All of our employees use reusable ceramic coffee cups instead of using Styrofoam. Some employees are very enthusiastic about the environment and will use spent coffee grounds for gardening mulch and grow gourmet mushrooms from them. Here are some additional ideas inspired by waste:
Upcycled planter!Here are some fun ways you can go green and "Upcycle" various common waste materials or "useless" products into new materials or products to reduce waste and help our environment!
Cds: According to CDRecyclingCenter.org about 100,000 pounds of compact discs are rendered as obsolete every month! That is over one billion compact discs which have been manufactured and sold since 1990.
Make it easy crafts has great tutorials on how to turn old cds into beautiful mosaic works of art!
Recycled Mosaic Photo Frame from Used CDs
Recycled CD Mosaic Flower Pot
Distracted by shiny shows us how to create a butterfly sun-catcher from used Cds!
Check out Creme de la Craft to create your own mosaic ornaments!
Mosaic Ornaments from CDs
Plastic Bags: Over 1 trillion plastic bags used every year worldwide, it takes 1000 years for plastics to break down, they don't biodegrade; they photo-degrade. This means the materials break down to smaller fragments which readily soak up toxins. They then contaminate soil, waterways, and animals upon digestion.
Here are some ways you can reuse plastic bags and prevent them from ending up in landfills.
CanDarbyGarden shows us how to create a rug from plastic bags!
Create a Rug from Plastic Bags
Instructables has lots of great tutorials! Here is one on how to make a swing from plastic bags.
A Swing Hammock made from Plastic Bags
Rad Megan shows us how to go green with this awesome basket bag tutorial.
Going Green with Wrapped Baskets
These are just a few ways you can help out our environment by producing less waste and recycling in your own home or office. Hope you enjoyed our post and happy crafting!