Recycle Week 2015

Recycle Week 2015

Recycling Around the Home:  National Recycle Week

When it comes to our rubbish, it can be a bit confusing as to what can or can’t be recycled. Whether its paper, plastic, cans or glass, we’ve all been encouraged to reduce, reuse and recycle in an effort to eliminate waste and protect our environment.

As we near the end of Recycle Week, the UK’s annual recycling awareness week, it’s time to think about how to make use of the rubbish we throw away. With this year’s theme titled ‘recycling around the home’, we’ve found some great storage ideas created from everyday items found in the home.


Plastic peg holder



Use this simple idea from homedit to turn a large plastic bottle into a lovely clothes peg holder. Just cut off the top part and glue some trim along the edge before making four holes and adding twine to make the handles.

Nappy basket


Turn your old large nappy or other large box into a handy storage basket using some glue, fabric and rope. It’s a great idea from Red Sticks Moms and will come in useful for storing things.

Toy car garage


For a fun way to store and display small toy cars, you could make this garage from frugalfun4boys using a crate and stacking pieces of mailing tubes inside.

Tin Can Caddy


This cheap and cheerful cutlery holder is made from using old tin cans, painted and held together with twine. Great for a buffet table, it’s a lovely way to repurpose cans from Pat Catan’s Crafts.


Paper organiser


If your desk or hallway is overrun by paper or post, this organiser is easy to make. Follow this tutorial from Vintage, Paint and More using three cereal boxes decorated with scrapbook paper with added accessories.

Get thinking about what you can recycle from around your home and how you could reuse it. If you have any more ideas for creating storage from recycling everyday items, why not share them below.

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