Ideas For Turning Waste Into Useful Stuff

February 14, 2009 at 2:02 pm 4 comments

Please send us your discoveries from around the Internet on turning waste into useful stuff and we’ll keep updating this post with ideas!

Plastic Bottles Used As Solar Water Heaters
This is one of those “Duh” things that are so simple, yet so many people haven’t thought about doing yet. Thanks to Solarray.

Plastic Bottles Solar Water Heater

Plastic Bottles Turned Into Building Blocks
Just look at the neat things you can come up with when you are living near a trash heap. Thanks to Jeremy Faludi.

trash heap useful
trash heap blocks

Yogurt Cups As Slug Repellent
I came up with this one, but I’m sure other people have thought of it as well.
Slug Trap

And check out all the slugs I got drunk by offering them a beer!

Slug trap with beer

Here are some other ideas for managing with less and finding new uses for old items:

– Use empty prescription bottles to store garden seeds as you gather them
– Clothes pins are great for drying washed plastic bags


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    Wow that’s super cool and innovative, Im going to try that at my house, thanks!

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