Things you can recycle in your home

National Recycling Day is celebrated annually on November 15 to ensure nothing goes to waste. In modern times, nationalism has been replaced by environmentalism and the desire to preserve our resources by reusing them.

Looking for items to recycle and reuse around your home can be a great way to celebrate National Recycling Day. In fact, your home is probably a treasure trove of items that can be repurposed, recycled, or repurposed.

Below is a list of some everyday items that you can easily recycle and reuse on National Recycling Day.

plastic bags

First, it is advisable to replace your plastic bags with paper or jute bags, keeping in mind the damage they cause to the environment. However, if you still use plastic bags, you can reuse them almost anywhere. They can be used as trash can liners, packing material for items, and dog poop bags, among other things.

Empty ice cream boxes

It doesn’t matter if your ice cream container is one of the small cardboard varieties or if it is a giant plastic tub. The empty container can be washed and used to store anything and everything. From storing small crafts and tools to collecting leftover food and coffee grounds, the empty container is handy for almost anything.


Your old newspapers can be used to make fun and unique gift wrap. Comic section pages make wrappers that are loved by kids and adults alike. You can also use newspapers as background props in photo and video shooting.

Aluminum foil

Aluminum foil can be used for a variety of purposes around the home. Although they can be extremely convenient in most cases, the only downside is that they are not biodegradable. Rather than throwing the foil away after just one use, you can place it behind plants in the shade and use it as a reflector.

Old clothes

When you have old t-shirts and pants, there is no need to buy cleaning rags and clothes. If they’re in good shape, you can still donate them, but if they’re tied up and in bad shape, cut them up and use them to clean your house.

old wine corks

The value of old wine corks is much more than you can imagine. It’s worth keeping wine corks as they can be used for a number of craft projects, from making magnets to trivets. If you’re not feeling crafty, you can even sell these corks online to crafters who have used them in their projects.

Plastic Pet Bottles

There are a number of things you can do with a plastic pet bottle. This National Recycling Day, you can turn a pet bottle into a beautiful flower vase, garden pot, or piggy bank. In many parts of Asia pet bottles are used to build houses.


Your old toothbrushes can be used to clean things like grout and under faucets. You can wash your old toothbrush and reuse it as an eyebrow brush, hair color applicator or cleaning tool and electronics.

Happy National Recycling Day!!!

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