Waste not, want not! Social media users share their genius ideas for reducing, reusing and recycling – from resending the same birthday card to making an ice cream cone out of a banana leaf
- People around the world are re-thinking what can be reused or recycled
- Many people are becoming more aware of their environmental impact
- Bored Panda collated some people’s very clever yet unusual zero waste tips
By Ellen Coughlan For Mailonline
Published: 04:02 EDT, 13 August 2022 | Updated: 04:09 EDT, 13 August 2022
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With two billion tons of waste dumped every year around the world, people have started to re-think what can be reused or recycled.
Many are becoming more aware of their environmental impact as rubbish sent to landfill represents a significant amount of greenhouse gases which have contributed to climate change.
People from around the world have shared their best zero waste ideas on social media, with Bored Panda collating some in an eye-opening online gallery.
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As you know, I’m not a big believer in the “Mother Earth” Galia worship. But as an fat old white guy injineer, waste indicates that a better process exists and should be deployed.
A banana leaf is a good substitute for that paper wrapped around the ice cream cone. But I like the cones.
Only serving coffee in the patron’s own cup seems to be a substantial saving.
My personal favorite is the reused birthday card. Not that I send paper cards, I use e-cards from Jacqueline Lawson. https://www.jacquielawson.com/ which are really beautiful and completely “recyclable”. Laugh!