Recycling your waste instead of tossing it into a trashcan is a great habit to have! But, often times we forget to choose the blue bin or we can’t even figure out which one it is. We all know that feeling of looking at the 5 trash bins and not knowing where to put our trash from lunch. Even so, everyone knows that recycling is important in order to preserve our environment. I’ve tried to incorporate habits into my daily life that create less waste and have found that this can be fun!
Even if it is just one small action, over time the choices we make accumulate and create a larger impact than we realize. Today I wanted to share one of my favorite creative ways to recycle. Recently I had the idea to turn my used kombucha bottle into a glass vase (see photo above).
Reusing old containers instead of buying new ones is one of the easiest ways to incorporate more recycling into your daily life. All you have to do is remove the label and scrub off that yucky sticky residue (i recommend using hot water, soap, and a super rough scrub brush). I am using a health aid kombucha bottle because I liked the shape. I also have a larger glass jug that is used at a coffee shop here in NYC as a refillable jar for coffee. I didn’t need that in my house, so I turned it into a farm-chic vase.
I hope this post inspires you to find a new purpose for your unwanted items. Even if it’s as simple as a kombucha jar turned vase.