Ideas For Purchasing
When purchasing products made out of repurposed materials, one option is to buy something that is made from recyclables. Repurposed recycled-content products are made from items such as aluminum soda cans or newspapers, and many other items that would otherwise have been thrown away. Buying recycled products is becoming easier because consumers are demanding more environmentally friendly choices and, as a result, manufacturers are producing more high-quality recycled products. It is helpful to get familiar with the symbols placed on packaging to determine if the item you are purchasing is made from recycled materials.
There are also many choices if you are looking to buy creative products specifically made from repurposed items. Some of the more unique and fun items include jewelry made out of old computer parts, purses made from aluminum pop tops, trash cans made from plastic bottle caps, wine bottles turned lamps, wine cork boards or hot plates, chairs made from water-skis, floor mats and baskets made from flip-flop sandals, license plates turned into mailboxes, and placemats made out of old magazines.
Increasing the life of an unwanted or useless item is always a great way to go green. Recycling, repurposing and donating will reduce your household’s waste and increase awareness of how important it is to be mindful of the environment. Buying anything used, recycled or repurposed uses less of our earth’s limited resources and landfill space. You can also feel good about making or purchasing something that took a little extra TLC!