15 Creative Ways to Recycle and Reuse (2 videos)

You probably put glass, plastic, and tin cans in the recycle box to be carted away. You may take plastic bags back to the grocery store. But have you thought of the 15 ideas in these two videos?

Can You Recycle Your Hair?

Why not? This video shows you 7 things you probably never knew you could recycle but can. Aside from your hair (hair clippings make good mulch) there’s shoes, old bicycles, soda can tabs, hearing aids and eyeglasses, crayons, and old VHS cassettes. It even shows you how they are reused, and what organizations may want them.

Next up is my favorite of the two videos: 8 creative ways to reuse a plastic water bottle.

Photo credit: vanisher

8 Ways to Recycle a Plastic Water Bottle

This probably should be called 8 new uses for a 2 liter water bottle. Some of them are pretty imaginative: a greenhouse, a rain gauge, an insect trap. There are five more; watch the video to see what they are.

8 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle
How to Recycle…Everything
More Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

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John S.
Past Member 2 years ago

Thanks, too bad I don't use bottles.

Val M.
Val M.2 years ago


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Emma S.
Emma S.3 years ago

Thanks for all these. It's good to know there are so many creative ways of recycling, but I suppose nothing beats not buying all this stuff in the first place! I'm going to try, this Christmas, not to buy any presents with unrecyclable packaging.

NT T.4 years ago

Lots of great ideas. Thank you.

Natalia Szymanowska

Lovely! So creative!

Saritha V.
Saritha V.4 years ago

Excellent. Thank you for the tips. I am going to try out at least a couple of these ideas.

Joy Wong
Joy Wong4 years ago

Wow ! thank you for all the wonderful ideas,