OVERSIZED SHOPPING BAGS CRAFTED FROM COFFEE BAGS. Some feature trims, reclaimed buttons, seashells, bells, you never know! They hold up to 35LBS and won’t crush your bread or veggies. Natural jute straps fit comfortably over shoulder.
- Winecork gift baskets.
- Pillows, pillow cases, bandannas, bathrobes for your favorite doggies, and other treasures crafted from high-end textile remnants, reclaimed buttons, and findings.
- Real windows. Stripped. Painted and sealed. Perfect for a garden or porch accent. A nice addition to any condo — allow for privacy while allowing for diffused light transfusion. Some are fitted for picture framing. (Assistance in hanging available).
- Purses created from exotic coffee cans and cigar boxes.
- Scarves and throws made from high-end, classic wool, silk, or linen pieces rarely found today
- Return to a program, most often run by a municipality for remaufacture into other reusable goods.
- Requires some energy consumption, but overall cost and damage to environment is seen as less than that of initial product.
- EXAMPLE: When one places bottles and cans in the bin provided by their City for pick up, they have acted responsibly. They have both helped to reduce their City taxes and their Carbon Footprint, since the items will then be sorted and remanufactured into other products.
- A GREENER CHOICE with the lowest carbon footprint!
- To find another purpose for an item you already possess or to pass it on to another in an unchanged state.
- This leaves the lowest or a negative carbon footprint because it consumes no energy in disposal or detracts from the amount of space consumed in the landfill.
- EXAMPLE: When one reuses a glass jar food came in to store buttons, nails, or other small items instead of purchasing a plastic container from a local department store, they have both reduced the amount of waste in the landfill, and reduced the release of harmful chemicals into our environment through manufacture.
- Aerosol cans
- Scrap metals
- Milk, Juice, drink bottles
- Plastic bottles marked 1 or 2 on the bottom
- Leaf & yard waste (may be placed in clearly marked barrels)
- Glass food containers
- Tin or aluminum
- Steel cans
- Paint cans (allow paint to dry first)
- Newspaper, office waste, cardboard, catalogs, phone books
What CAN be RECYCLED:
REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT — Avoid the need!
– Buy less, avoid items with packaging
– Use less toxic materials
– Buy for the “long-term” — avoid fads
– Borrow, rent, or share
– Sell or donate
– Compost! (Next we’ll tell you how)! (Use those Red Wigglers for fast action)!