ZERO WASTE TIP OF THE MONTH
EMPTY PILL BOTTLES
I battle to throw things ‘away’ now because I have realised that there is no ‘away’. It’s just a matter of geography. The trash is still trash but somewhere else and someone else’s problem and unfortunaltely Mother Earth is the one that suffers as a result. I have developed a deep respect for the force of life, ecocologies and this Mother Earth that I write of. I contemplate my daily activities and how they affect her. It is from her, that I am here. She is my home and when I die, I will return to her.
Pill bottles are quite hard to cut up as the plastic is thick so pushing them into an eco-brick seems like a huge effort. What do I do with them?
Here are some ideas:
Use them to store an extra key in and bury it. Mark the spot with a rock or something natural that looks like its not out of place.
They can also hold candles, organise makeup applicators, piping tips. They are great for storing jewelry, buttons, safety pins, sewing pins, coins, earphones, seeds, travel sized toiletries like shampoo, conditioner, liquid soap and earbuds.
Make portable sewing kits for yourself or as gifts. Another great gift idea is to fill them with sweets and write a little love prescription on them for friends and family.
Use it as a handbag trash can for reciepts, candy wrappers, stompies and other bits and bobs. I usually keep an eco brick in the car but a hand bag trash can is very useful.
Attach a magnet and it could instantly be a little vase for flowers on your fridge or metal made furniture.
Make a handbag size survival kit with multi-purpose items like string, paper money, safety clips, alcohol swabs, earbuds etc.
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