What a better way to craft decorations for your home than by choosing easy ideas that also help the planet since you are reusing things and giving them a much more spectacular function? Reuse means offering a second chance to discarded goods or products and usually give them a different use than they were conceived for. Through this process, the more objects we reuse, the less garbage we will produce and the fewer resources we will spend. You can take care of the planet we live on and, at the same time, decorate your rooms. Check out the DIY below!
Are You Sure That Is Garbage?
As you have already read, you will reuse things you have at home; things that you would generally call garbage, but I assure you it is not, and will be taken as the main item to make something completely new. The following is an excellent idea that takes few resources and, above all, little time. You won’t buy what you can make at home again! Also, it will keep you entertained as it will be fun to do this.
The Art of Reusing and Recycling
The recycling process is an activity that helps solve the problems caused by the millions of tons of solid waste, which us humans produce every day around the world. Recycling means helping to protect the environment and stop environmental pollution. The whole world only recycles 33.5% of the total garbage. The change begins with one person and, if you want to start reusing and recycling to decorate your home, here you have some ideas.
Why Is Recycling Plastic So Important?
There is nothing more important than recycling plastic. Tons of plastics form a new and tragic landscape at the bottom of seas and oceans, threatened animal species and landfills that eternally accumulate what the planet is not capable of degrading. The main reason to recycle plastic is that its waste takes between 100 and 1,000 years to degrade. The hydro-carbon derivatives from which it is made does not dissolve. In addition, if we recycle plastic, we will be consuming fewer amounts of raw materials and non-renewable natural and energy resources. This way, we prevent these from running out. We must take responsibility for recycling, and there is no better way to raise awareness than by giving people decoration ideas using recycled materials.
The first step to follow is to grab five plastic bottle caps of different colors. It will look more colorful and livelier because of this. Then, you have to glue them one to the other as if you were making a plastic flower. You can use strong glue to prevent them from falling off. Once everything is put together, you will put a piece of parchment paper under them and another piece on top. You will preheat a clothes iron and very carefully hold the iron on the lids. The heat that comes out from the iron will cause the plastic caps to melt. You have to keep the pressure on the caps until they melt and double in size. At that moment, you must put the hot iron away. When you remove the paper, you will see that you will have a very original coaster made with reusable things that you would have thrown away an hour ago.
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