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Posts tagged ‘recycle’

Make Your Own Reusable Food Wrap

I’ve been bit by the zero waste bug! One area where my family has been focusing on waste reduction is in the kitchen. We’ve made the switch to reusable produce bags, and avoid a lot of packaging by taking our own containers to the local bulk store. Still, there are times when a bit of plastic wrap would come in handy. But with a bit of beeswax and cotton fabric we’re ditching the plastic wrap habit.

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Sweater to Leg Warmer Upcycle

If you pulled out your old, wool sweater for Winter and found that the moths had a go at it, no worries! Just upcycle it into a pair of cozy warm, fashionable leg warmers.

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Recycled Christmas Trees: For the Birds!

Well….another Christmas season has come and gone and this weekend was the last for our little tree’s comfy stay in the corner of our living room.

But we’re not kicking it to the curb this year! Instead, we relocated it to our front porch.

By: Ally Smith

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Roundup: An Up-Cycled Wardrobe

At the beginning of the summer, I started to do a purge of my family’s winter wardrobes. Aside from the things my boys have outgrown, it’s a bit sad to see a pile of new-ish things that they wore through and things I no longer use due to moth holes (ugh!) or wear and tear. I’m good about donating gently-used wears, but it’s the pile of potential textile waste that doesn’t sit well with me. Luckily, there are so many great ideas out there on how to up-cycle and refresh pieces so that they can have a second life in your wardrobe and not an untimely end in a dump somewhere. Here’s a few of my favourites.

By: Tracy

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