Monday, April 26, 2010

Renew Reuse Recycle

Were you aware that Earth Day took place this past Thursday, April 22nd?  Going green is a big movement in our modern day existence.  Why must we do our best to protect our environment and produce less waste in this world?  The John Denver song says it best, "plant a tree for your tomorrow..."  Now, I'm not telling you that you need to go out and plant a tree today.  What I'm intending to impart is that by preserving the world we live in, we can ensure that our children have a healthy planet to live on for years to come.  Renew, reuse, and recycle as often as possible.

In honor of Earth Day, I would like to share one of the ways that I accomplish the triple R.  

Behold, the plastic cases where my bareMinerals makeup once resided.
I saved the little containers and washed them with dish soap and warm water.

Now here they are again...  only now they are being reused!  

In fact, you will find two other items that were also given renewed life.  As a scrapbooker and crafter, these former makeup, candy, and office supply containment devices are very handy for holding my tiny embellishments.  Leftover project glitter will be placed in the cases with a "sifter" to be reused at a later date.  I can label the cases or leave them as is.  Not a crafter?  These would also come in in handy to store a few pairs of earrings, trinkets, safety pins, or loose change.  They also fit conveniently in your purse.  What a simple way to recycle!  What other things could you use these items for?  

What ways have you been know to Renew, Reuse, or Recycle?  What ways do you preserve the world we live in?  How have you "gone green?"  Do you think we need improvement, are doing well, or are in need of major help when it comes to preserving our planet today?  Happy Belated Earth Day!


  1. What great ideas you have, Melinda! I have to say, that I'm not always good about re-using. We do recycle fairly well. I think another thing we try to do, is live fairly simply, not buying things unless we really need them, not having to try to keep up with everyone. We like hand-me down clothes, etc. In that way, we're not buying into the consumer mentality, if that makes sense.

  2. I'm proud of myself for just using reusable shopping bags! You put me to shame :) LOL

  3. Actually, your going green idea can also be a budget saving idea. :D

  4. Thanks Jody! :) Living simply is is something we try to do as well. Sometimes it's hard to see something and think "oh I'd love that," and then have to walk away. In the long run, it's the better choice.

    MB- Reusable shopping bags rock! I keep saying I'm going to make some, but I never do. They do sell the cheap enough these days though.

    Emily- Budget saving ideas are always a bonus! :)