Did you know that Americans toss away nearly 5 pounds of garbage every day? Every day. And, collectively, the United States produces 254 million tons of waste every year, according to the EPA. That’s just bonkers!
Imagine, then, if we were just a tad bit more cognizant of the waste we’re disposing. And imagine what just a small amount of recycling and reusing per person can do collectively on a large scale. To work towards that goal, think twice about throwing out that empty shampoo bottle or rickety ladder. Instead, here are 10 cool projects you can tackle with everyday items you’d normally toss or recycle and, by doing so, you can shrink your carbon footprint—one less item in a landfill!
Now that’s something to feel good about.