Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [recycling]

Hacks for either the reuse of materials or the preparation of materials to be recycled, such as glass, plastic, and wood.

1
vote
5answers
159 views

What are some possible hacks (other uses) for used pill bottles?

I have several bags of used-once pill bottles that might be better used in some other (clever) and useful way? Please note: Storage of small and or miscellaneous things (buttons, screws, etc.) is an ...
-2
votes
2answers
86 views

What are some possible hacks (other uses) for old gift cards?

I have a pile of gift cards that have such small balances that they might be better used in some other (clever) and useful way? What is the best way you can think of?
6
votes
1answer
135 views

Reshape plastic containers

A lot of fruit, vegetables and meat come packed in plastic container boxes - often itself wrapped in further plastic, also bottled water comes in plastic bottles. I am wondering, is there a way to - ...
0
votes
2answers
77 views

Sources for odd items and components [closed]

In pursuit of various diy projects, I often need materials, components or items which are not regularly carried in stores. For example, for a small diy vacuum chamber which I would like to build, I ...
-1
votes
1answer
87 views

How CD starts work with scratched word on it? [closed]

One day i found my Cd's that I'll need soon, and I noticed that there was some writing in pen on the paper envelope the Cd's were in.I was very infuriated when the words my brother wrote were pressed ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

How to fix the peeling and cracking of leather?

The surface of my leather sofa has worn out and started peeling off and cracking.I have used dye and leather filler to fix the cracking but it cracked again after few month. Is there any method which ...
0
votes
2answers
41 views

How I utilise the old and colourless room carpets? [closed]

I have some useless carpets. The main problem is this these carpets have some strange colour some part are dark and some are light, because the original colour is changed with passage of time . My ...
0
votes
2answers
158 views

How can I utilise the useless electricity bulbs? [closed]

How can I utilise the old useless electricity bulbs . Useless bulbs that can't work now.I have some colourful and some transparent bulbs. How I utilise these bulbs ? Can I make something useful, or ...
4
votes
4answers
224 views

How to reuse old engine oil? [closed]

I frequently change the oil in my own vehicle. However, I have a lot of waste oil I am storing that has built up over time. How can I use this waste oil for my personal benefit?
1
vote
2answers
109 views

How to reuse a note book paper that can't blank? [closed]

From childhood we writing on notes and when notes finished then we place notes in shelf. But when you are at heigh heigher studies then those notes are useless for them. We can not write any thing on ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

How can I use empty cosmetic boxes? [closed]

I have a lot of empty little plastic boxes like creams box, face powder box and other cosmetic boxes. How can I utilize these empty cosmetic boxes?
1
vote
2answers
74 views

How I utilize the useless newspaper? [closed]

I have a bundle of useless newspapers. How I utilize these newspapers? Can I use it for making something useful?
0
votes
2answers
48 views

How can I reuse my dry nails-paints? [closed]

It is a common issue for females. Nails-paints became dry very quickly. How can I reuse my dry nails-paints?
1
vote
2answers
88 views

How can I reuse the broken glass? [closed]

Mostly glass vessels are broken in our kitchens, Can I reuse these glass ? If yes then how I reuse it?
2
votes
1answer
239 views

What chemicals to use to whiten recycled paper

I'm planning of recycling used paper. I first shred the paper into small bits, grind and blend the paper bits into a thick pulp by adding water and color (white dye or something else) and then ...
5
votes
2answers
119 views

How to reduce size of bubble wraps?

Big ones are too voluminous to throw away; a single wrap could fill up a whole garbage bag. Any quick and/or handy way to "shrink" it? I tried to pop each bubble with fingers over hours/days to ...
2
votes
2answers
437 views

How to recycle nespresso capsules?

A few days ago I could see on the News how Nespresso capsules were contributing to pollution (collecting in land fills, becoming litter, and so forth). If I am honest I have to say I had not seen the ...
1
vote
2answers
332 views

Is writing “Return to Sender” on junk mail effective for reducing the amount of junk mail one receives? [closed]

Is writing "Return to Sender" on junk mail and mailing it back to the sender effective at preventing "snail mail" spam? I heard the sender has to pay postage twice, and if enough people did this, ...
7
votes
2answers
403 views

Reviving dead tennis balls

I have a bunch of dead tennis balls and don't want them to just get wasted in a landfill somewhere. I've heard of recycling programs for tennis balls before, but I was wondering if I could find a ...
4
votes
6answers
1k views

What to do with delivery boxes when recycle bin is full?

We order a lot from Amazon and Amazon prime. The problem is the stuff often comes in individual boxes. Some times, it seems like if you order a pair of socks your going to get two separate boxes. ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Remove ink from coroplast

I'm trying to remove the ink/paint from coroplast signs with a simple trick. Any household item, something not too expensive that I can find easily. I saw once that recycling facilities could remove ...
5
votes
2answers
712 views

Grey water reuse into back of toilet?

If I remember correctly, adding water to the back of the toilet storage tank will cause the level in the toilet to rise(after the next flush). I have a dehumidifier now, and am wondering about ...
8
votes
7answers
2k views

Dispose of sensitive paperwork

Over several months I have accumulated a stack of mail that I need to dispose of. I have a shredder, but it can only run for a few minutes before needing to cool down and it would take hours to shred ...
22
votes
8answers
19k views

How to clean out a peanut butter jar for recycling?

Peanut butter is sticky. It takes several gallons of hot soapy water to wash it out so that it is ready for recycling. Is there a better way to do this?