We find card in all shapes and sizes at home, including cereal packets, kitchen rolls and corrugated cardboard boxes. It’s easy to use card over and over again.
- Ask for deliveries to be made in one go so you don’t get lots of small boxes.
- Buy large boxes of cereal – they have less packaging than the same amount of cereal in smaller boxes.
- Buy refills or take your own packaging to the shops
- Tell your local supermarket if there’s too much card packaging around your food.
- Save cardboard boxes when you move home, flatten them to use when you move again or lend them to a friend.
- Use them to store items in the loft, under your bed or in the wardrobe.
- Ask your local school or playgroup if they need cardboard boxes for craft projects.
- Use cardboard boxes as wrapping around items when you post them.
- Cut out shapes from cardboard to make templates for sewing or painting.
- Put cardboard behind photographs to stop them moving around in frames.
- Make a doorstop or a draft insulator using cardboard
- Remove the tape and plastic film before recycling using your recycling service
- Shred or rip it up in to small pieces to put in your compost bin
Upcycled Crafts for Half-term
It’s half term this week, so we’ve collected up some cool crafting ideas to have fun with, entertain your kids and use items that aren’t really rubbish after all! Using things that are commonly found in the house you can get creative and show your children just how much fun reducing, re-using, recycling can be!…