I am a garbage picker, on occasion you see. I even sometimes like to think of myself as a trash hero.
The other day I was walking by the garbage bin in my apartment complex and saw this nice brightly color poinsettia plant just sitting ever so nicely on top of the trash. I looked around to see if the person who left it was still around, but they were gone. I am pretty sure you know where this story is going so I won’t drag it on too much.
I ran all the groceries and my daughter into the house, so I could have my hands free to save the plant.
J.P: “Where are you going?”
Me: “To save a plant, obviously”
J.P: “Of course you are” <sigh>
I grabbed the plant, saw a man and he looked at me funny – nothing new there. I brought it up stairs, placed it outside my door, gave it some water and am watching it grow.
If it dies on me, which is a huge possibility seeing as I am cursed with a brown thumb, I figure I will be able to compost it at the very least. I am happy to report it is still alive, but it is time to bring this guy inside because it is getting cold out there.
And you see this is how I got a free plant and diverted it from life in a landfill.
I love kombucha- like really love it. I drink one every other day in a nice glass bottle. Even though they can be recycled, I feel like I should be minimizing my kombucha purchases because it sorta goes against Project Green Foot.
How can I have my kombucha and drink it too?
Of course! I had two great ideas:
- I use them as water bottles-perfect.
- I use them for storage. Chickpeas, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, quinoa all fit great in my bottles.
And this is how I saved my kombucha bottles from being crushed into tiny pieces near death.
Any other ideas of what I could possibly do with my glass bottles?
What have you saved from being sent to a landfill or recycling plant?
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