Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It's Water-Wise Wednesday with Frannie the Fish! {Reuse}

As Frannie was doing her weekly chore of taking the trash out, she couldn't help but notice how full and heavy the bag was.  Frannie pushed the trashcan to the end of her driveway and noticed all her neighbors doing the same thing and that got Frannie thinking about how much garbage that her neighborhood alone makes a week!  Frannie thought there must a way to keep some of these items from ending up in a landfill.  Frannie knew!  She could reuse them!

There are a lot of small actions you can take to reuse products instead of throwing them away.  This helps reduce the amount of garbage you make, it helps decrease the demand to create new products, and it's a fun to create something new out of something old!

Here are a few ways Frannie reuses items around her house:

Frannie uses her old grocery bags as trash bags.

Frannie repurposed an aluminum foil container for her thread and ribbon.

Frannie created a vase and pencil holder with old glass containers.

Can you think of other ways to reuse items instead of throwing them away?  Share your ideas here!