Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours -- or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline.
There is no limit to the amount of times an aluminum can be recycled.
If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we would save about 25,000,000 trees a year.
Americans throw away 25,000,000,000 Styrofoam coffee cups every year.
A typical family consumes 182 gallons of soda, 29 gallons of juice, 104 gallons of milk, and 26 gallons of bottled water a year. That's a lot of containers -- make sure they're recycled!
Staggering isn't it? We live in a world filled with products and packaging that often are overlooked for their potential second life.
The Designers once again show how empty jewelry boxes, an ice cream container, tea box and perfume box are all perfect for reuse!
So the next time you go to throw away an item ... please recycle it! Creatively or in the recycle bin!
Gift Box Set
Designer: Tonya Dirk
Peacock Lane, Note Worthy Peacock Lane, Grape Dot Cardstock, Grape dot ribbon,
Peacock Land Stamps, Peacock Lane Buttons & Bling, Peacock Lane Flowers, Perfect Day Cardstock sticker
You've Got Style Trinket Chest
Designer: Rita Shimniok
BoBunny Petal Pushers: Whoosh and Doodles Patterned Papers, It’s A Girl Thing Cardstock Stickers, Buttons and Bling, Flowers, iCandy Brads
Sophie iCandy Jewels, Sunkissed Buttons & Bling
Licorice Double Dot Ribbon
If you would like how-to instructions with close up photos visit Rita's blog at http://colorfullycreating.blogspot.com
Tea Bag Box to Gift Box with Petal Brooch
Designer: Debbie Nicholas
12" Petal Pushers Patterned Paper, Petal Pushers iCandy Brad, Petal Pushers Happiness is... Stickers, Petal Pushers Flowers, Petal Pushers iCandy Jewels
S'more Survival Kit
Designer: Juliana Michaels
Roughin' It S'mores, Stripes, Rougin' It Combo Stickers, Roughin' It iCandy Stickers, Roughin' It iCandy Brads, Double Dot Ribbon in Chocolate 5/8", Chunky Chip Alphas in Chiffon
Recycled Item: Blue Bunny Ice Cream Container
Designer Tip: Use an embossing template on your chipboard letters and then lightly rub an ink pad over the top to add color.