Tag Archive for reuse

Recycle and Reuse: Are there 100 Ways to Use a Milk Jug?

We believe in using, reusing and recycling what we have.  Not just milk jugs and cartons either.  Why spend money when you can use something in your garage or back room just the same?  For us it’s common to go…

Recycle and Reuse Series: Cloth

When we were kids, my mother used to recycle fabric by taking apart hers, or other people’s, old clothes and make new clothes for us.  One pair of men’s denim overalls would make a couple of pairs of pants and…

Recycle and Reuse Series: Paper

Everyone knows about recycling paper.  Or do they?  Lets take another look.  A quick internet search brings up about 50 ways to reuse paper in its present form.  Everything from starting fires to lining pet cages, even the centuries old…

Recycle and Reuse Series: Leather

The most obvious way of recycling leather is when it comes off the animal and is processed into something for human uses such as shoes, coats, and furniture, to name a few.  But then what?  What about when the product…

Recycle and Reuse Series: Corn Cobs

Growing up on the farm, we raised a large garden, enough to feed the four families that made up the family farm.  We also raised a few thousand acres of corn and soybeans.  Every fall the corn picker would come…