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Low on cash, and want to help out the earth? I have solutions!
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Step 1: Reuse

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Reuse. A simple word. A simple idea.

Look at all the stuff you are throwing away. Cans, milk jugs, bottles. Think of all the things you could make with those things!

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Piggy bank
Pencil holder
kleenex box
the body for your next electronic project.
mould making material (I know an instructable that uses milk jugs to vacuum form.)

Step 2: Recycle

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Man, I really want to buy that instructables t-shirt, but I'm short on cash. How could I make some money?

Recycle. Why throw away all of those beer and pop bottles, when you could take them to a bottle depot and make money?

Have things you aren't using? Sell them on sites like ebay!

Step 3: Compost

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Compost. So simple and easy. Make a compost bin, or buy one. Not only does it help the inviroment, but it makes great soil.

Love to garden? You can save a ton on soil if you compost.

Step 4: Shop smart

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shop for things that dont have much packing material, and are earth freindly.

Better than shopping: Trading. There are websites where you can trade something you don't use or want for something you do. It can save a lot of money.

Looking for a site? You can, sell, trade, barter and give things away on craigslist.

Step 5: Going the extra mile.

Want to go the extra mile? Set up bottle drives around your area or other earth friendly events. You could make a lot of money for all the bottles you could get, and recycle a lot at the same time.

Going the extra extra mile. Clean up your street or the area around you. Now thats going the extra mile!

You could probably think of a ton of different ways to help the earth, but their just ideas until you put them into action.
Smart. I think this contest is going to be awesome.
Mr. M (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
oh ya! I cant wait to see some of the instructables!
lawizeg Mr. M 7 years ago
I just entered one, and i'm SOOO looking forward to the others! Nice one!
Mr. M (author)  lawizeg7 years ago
thanks! I cant wait to see all of the interesting ways people have thought of to be green
BlindJax Mr. M 4 years ago
I use some glass jars to store left over food in the refrigerator, even some veggies,pasta,seeds. I don't like using plastics all the time and couldn't see throwing away the jars, I use them for nuts and bolts too.
Acepilot425 years ago
TREE HUGGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's one of the only things I missed about SoCal, the bottle depots. There's NONE of them here which I guess is why we have such a bad trash problem.
unknown246 years ago
Is the bottle Minute maid pulpy orange? the juice?
tony stark7 years ago
Where I live there are NOplaces to recycle at all! Have any other ideas because I never recycled a bottle like that in my life! But, I really care about the Earth and I don't know what to do with all this stuff and I don't want the ice bergs to melt and flood the Earth.
Save up ALOT of cans and whatnot, rent a youhaul, and make a road trip. I'm not exactly sure about how much the recycling of the cans will of-set the emissions from the truck, but you could probably make a few bucks!
Firebert0107 years ago
These are some good tricks, it's a good 'Ible. This contest shows promise. I gotta start brainstorming some green ideas!
Mr. M (author)  Firebert0107 years ago
Ya, there are so many different ways...
For step 4, can you provide links to some of the websites of the type you've written about?
Mr. M (author)  inventorjack7 years ago
sure thing!
pyro 3607 years ago
you spelt environment environment lol