Find Your Repurpose: Green Crafts Projects

Trim your budget and your planetary impact by reusing "garbage."


| March/April 2009


When it comes to the three Rs—reduce, reuse, recycle—reduce is the trump card, but reuse comes in a close second. Making something new from something used saves money and resources—and makes you feel good, too.

“The key is, whenever you have something you’re going to throw away, stop and think, ‘Is there some way I could make use of this?’” says Todd Larsen, corporate responsibility director for Green America (formerly Co-op America).  “It’s a habit we could all get into.”

Stumped? Let the kids figure out what to do with it, Larsen says. “They have the greatest imaginations—a kid will make a telescope or a toy out of it, or use it for a craft or something else they’re building. The most creative ideas come from them.”

Coming out of the closets

• Don’t ditch the shirt over a lost button. Remove the button you’re least likely to see and use it as the replacement. Or buy different buttons for a brand new look.

• Breathe new life into old footwear at the shoe repair shop; replace heels or soles, repair linings or just get them shined up.





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