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5 Incredible Ways to Recycle Your Garbage and Help Save the Environment

One of the saddest and painful reality we endure in the world is the thought that along with the emergence of technology and modernization of the world, our environment is suffering. Gone are the days where we can freely roam around and appreciate the ethereal beauty and sceneries of nature.

The thick, evergreen forests that are home to plants and animals are now being scraped off through deforestation. Our rich aquatic environment is now being polluted by toxic oils and garbages thrown by factories and people living in the shoreline. Our weather became unpredictable, raining heavily when it shouldn’t be, or we’re suffering from the intense heat of the sun. We suffer from different calamities here and there. How do we reverse the dire consequences of climate change?

The answer to that is by preserving and protecting the environment. We should care for our environment and help saving it in our own little ways. One way of doing that is by properly disposing of our own waste and garbage. But how do we develop the habit of proper disposal?

In this blog post, we will teach you these incredible ways to recycle your garbage to help protect and save the environment.

1. Dish Soap Bottles

Instead of throwing your soap bottles away, learn how to recycle them. You have no idea how benefitting it is to the environment. Once you cleaned those bottles thoroughly, you can use it to stock up your pancake syrup and drizzle them over your pancakes for your breakfast meals. Yum, yum!

If you’re not up for stocking up pancake syrups, you can use these bottles to grow your plants and develop your mini garden. Urban farming is great because not only does it let you plant your own homemade, fresh, and healthy foods, but you’ll also be helping the environment by producing more oxygen and these plants will help digest carbon dioxide to lessen the ozone depletion we’re experiencing.

2. Share Leftovers

leftoversIf you’re privileged enough to have more food store in your home, more than enough to fill your stomach, be kind and compassionate to the less fortunate by sharing your food with them. Don’t waste any food, as some people die of hunger. You can share your leftovers and give them to your neighbors.

If not, you can go to the streets or some foundation centers to donate your food. Or you can also help with your city or town’s feeding program, if there is one. Not only are you able to help the environment by processing less waste, you’re also feeding the hungry and poor people, especially the children. And trust us when we tell you that the world is going to thank you for it!

3. T-Shirts

As much as we love to keep our old t-shirts and continue wearing them despite its holes and faded colors, unfortunately, it’s time to let them go. However, just because we say you let them go it doesn’t mean that you’re going to throw it away.

Be creative and transform them into other things like creating pillows, blankets, etc. You can minimize the waste and garbage but you’ll also save some money by turning these shirts into something more useful. Here are the ideas you can use to transform your old tees into something much more meaningful.

  • Sewing them into a pillow
  • Quilting a thin blanket
  • Using them for layering in an animal’s crate
  • Or, if you plan on moving, wrapping them up around fragile objects.

4. Banana Peels

Let’s admit it. We all love eating bananas. Bananas are packed with nutrients that make our body healthy and fit, and its sweet taste helps to ease our cravings in a natural and healthy way. However, most of us only love to eat the fruit itself. The peels? No thanks. Banana peels gain a reputation of being dangerous, especially if you step on it because you are likely to slip and lose your balance.

But, did you know that banana peels can also be recycled? In fact, it can help shine your shoes! So if you’re having trouble shining your shoes, use banana peels. Banana peels also have other stunning benefits like polishing your teeth and removing warts and splinters. It’s also a great help in gardening, as they can be used as compost or fertilizer to grow better plants and crops.

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