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12 Really Cool Ways to Make Treasure Out of Trash
In the United States, we generate over 250 million tons (that’s 500 billion pounds) of trash every year, which ultimately ends up in our landfills. As I have stated previously landfills are contributing to air and ground water pollution and contributing to global warming by releasing huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
There are ways to reduce your contribution to landfills, which is good news. A great way to keep this in mind is to think of the “Three R’s”, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The more you use the Three R’s the more you are being part of the solution rather than the problem.
Ashley at wisebread.com put together a collection of ideas that will not only help you declutter your house or yard but also serve as a creative outlet. While this article is not the solution to all of our problems, I think there are some great suggestions on how to turn some of our trash into treasure. Sure, some of this stuff will end up in the landfills regardless, however when you repurpose one item for another use, you ultimately end up throwing away one piece of trash instead of two. 🙂 Genius, I know. Creating treasure out of trash can be a lot of fun, too!