40 Ingenious Zero-Waste Hacks People Invented

Enjoy these 40 brilliant solutions that demonstrate the power of creativity in achieving environmental goals!

I’m A Quilter Who Saves Every Scrap. I Made This Dumbledore Quilt Using All Of The Tiny Scraps From My Stash

My Weekend Project Was Making Use Of A Broken Pot

These Chairs Made From Old Fire Hoses, Near A Fire Station

An Old TV Was Repurposed Into A Cat Bed For My Cat’s Birthday

Mom Ordered A New Blanket, I Needed A Mini Greenhouse Type Container To Keep My Calathea Humid. Perfect? No, But Saved The Plastic From The Trash, And I Get To Give It A New Purpose

The Components For My New Vacuum Are All Packaged In Paper Instead Of Plastic

A Small Local Movie Theater Uses Reusable Metal Bowls For Popcorn

I Found Myself Buying Makeup Removing Wipes Every Few Weeks, But No More. With Fabric Remnants, An Old Hand Towel, And A Few Hours Of My Time, I’m Saving Money And The Planet

I Work At A Travel Agency, And When We Have To Get Rid Of Our Outdated Maps, I Reuse Them As Wrapping Paper

This Supermarket Had Tiny Paper Bags Instead Of Plastic Containers To Reduce Waste

Old Hair Brush? Attach It To A Leg Of A Chair For Your Cat To Rub On

I Was About To Throw Away Some Buttons, Single Earrings, And Broken Necklace Parts, But Turned Them Into DIY Cards Instead

I Made Shelves Using Recycled Thrift Shop Speakers

You Can Grow Loofahs, Dry Them And Use Them To Wash Dishes. 5 Plants Make Enough For About 2 Years In Our House. Fully Biodegradable When They’re Worn Out

My Mom Always Wraps Birthday Presents In Maps

It Isn’t A Lot, But Me And My Girlfriend Stopped Buying Paper Towels

Sometimes Cheap Frames Don’t Come With Hanging Hardware. Tin Can Lids Get The Job Done. Learned This Trick From My High School Art Teacher

Reusing The Kids’ Playhouse As A Catio

I Patched A Large Hole In My Favorite Overalls Today

A Coconut Repurposed As A Salt Container That Has Been In My Family For Over 20 Years

Neighbor Built This Neat Greenhouse Out Of Salvaged Windows And Doors

A Local Shop Gives Leafy Parts From Vegetables That Most People Don’t Eat To Pets For Free

I Took A Friend’s Thesis Poster That Was Printed On Fabric And Turned It Into A Weekender Bag He Can Use

Repurposed Pallets For A Raised Bed. $9 Total, Spent On Fasteners And Hardware, With Half Left Over

I Made A Bag Out Of Tags

My Grandma Made Her Shopping Bag Out Of Plastic Shopping Bags

Someone On My Street Put Two Twin Bed Frames On The Curb. I Made One Into A Trellis

Repurposed An Old Diaper Box Into A Bookcase For My Son

I Work At A Hospital Where Employees Eat Every Day With Plastic Utensils. My Solution: Fork And Spoon In An Old Pencil Case

You Can Plant This Calendar Because It’s Made From Recycled Paper

Shout-Out To Everyone Who Washes And Reuses Their Food Storage Bags

First Time Using Food Scraps To Make Broth

My Dad Built A Greenhouse Out Of Piles Of Random Stuff He’s Been Saving – Old Windows, Bits Of Flooring, Recycled Straightened Nails, And Off-Cuts Of Steel Roofing

Had To Throw This Basket Out At Work Because The Side Had Split. I Asked My Boss If I Could Have It And She Said Sure, So With A Little Ribbon It’s Fixed

Upcycled A Broken Cable Spool From Work Into A Climbing Toy For Our New Kitten, Lady Sif

Upcycling Tip: A Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Container Makes A Great Mini Greenhouse

Our Local Supermarket Makes Juice Out Of Unsold Fruits. Literally Zero Waste

I Make Planters Out Of Old License Plates

My Local Coffee Shop Uses Old Milk Cartons As Takeaway Trays

Made From A Very Worn Men’s Shirt That Was Headed To The Landfill

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