Don't Take Out the Trash (Yet)

| 1/17/2013 9:38:46 AM

Tags: Recycle, Upcycle, Reuse, Repurpose, Compost, Recycling, Upcycling, Reusing, Repurposing, Composting, Green, Eco, Trash, Dump, Krystyna Thomas,

Krystyna ThomasWith the business of everyday life, it's easy to just toss things into the trash when you're done with them and move on with your life. Before you decide to take out the trash (or even the recycling), be sure to read through this list and consider an alternate disposal method.

Human hair & pet fur. 

· Keep pesky snails & other unwanted critters away by tossing around your garden bed. 

· Scatter it around your yard so that birds can pluck it up to use for nesting material.

· If you're in the market for a new style & have 10 inches or more to cut, consider donating to Locks of Love or Wigs for Kids.

· Compost. Hair is rich in nitrogen & will help to enrich your compost soil.

Don't forget the latex! It's easy to forget that latex is a biodegradable material. Instead of tossing, try composting items like latex condoms, gloves & balloons. It should take about half a year for them to disappear.

Save store containers & cartons for storage. Try repurposing containers from store-bought food instead of sending them off with your waste management driver.

7/11/2014 7:15:10 AM

it is a really nice way to live your life, I really like it! Thank you for the advice!

7/1/2014 5:53:10 AM

I wish I had access to some statistics and see what do people think about the effort of recycling and reusing. I also found some guidelines to, along with these you listed here I think I'll be able to handle disposing the right way.

6/4/2014 6:29:42 AM

Babies are the most beautiful creation of this nature. Babies are the wonderful gift to parents. It is the responsible of all parents to take proper care of their babies. Babies are very sensitive and easily attack by any disease. So we have to give propriety to baby products as they direct affect baby's health. Parents should posses sufficient knowledge about all baby products before buy any.

nebraska dave
4/21/2013 1:14:14 PM

It appears that the issues with the GRIT landing page and comment section has been resolved. I'm looking forward to hearing about what has been happening on your gardening/homestead this last month. May GRIT blogs live and prosper.

chuck mallory
1/21/2013 2:06:12 AM

Many great ideas! You know, a lot of this is habit. In today's times, we simply think to throw away whatever and replace it with new. Our folks in days gone by did not do that--they re-used everything they could because they knew it was necessary during the Depression, WW II and other times. At least with today's green movement people are becoming more conscious and learning to re-use and recycle.

nebraska dave
1/20/2013 3:38:25 PM

Krystyna, welcome to the GRIT blogging community. I think you will be a great asset. You are definitely into recycling. Practically everything we pitch into the trash can could be reused or recycled in some way. We really should take the extra time to manage our trash better. My claim to fame for recycling at the present time is to take free pallets and make them into garden fence panels. So far I have about 20 feet finished with about 70 feet to go .... for this year. Have a great recycling day.

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