“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt
The Straw That Broke The Camels Back
Plastic straws. They have been an American staple for decades, and who would have thought they would come in a form other than plastic?
Now, there are paper straws, metal straws, and even some made out of glass. What’s always tough about reusable straws is cleaning them after. Is plastic really a problem?
If zoos, Starbucks, BurgerFi and other fast food chains have discontinued using them, maybe. According to this scientist, here’s why we should all become environmentalists starting with using less plastic.
As a child, we would drink sodas from aluminum cans, then put them on the ground and step on them. They would wrap around our shoe and we’d walk for a while enjoying the sound of metal hitting cement.
As teens, we were told to save the tag of a can and donate it to raise money to help people with various therapies. Now, the news on aluminum cans is to avoid crushing them to help the recycling process run more smoothly. What’s the problem with reducing the size of cans? Find out here.
Everyone has stuff that they no longer use. You can donate it for a tax deduction, give it to a charity, or repurpose it to sell or use it yourself. Don’t know where to begin?
Here are some genius ideas on how to repurpose every day, common goods.