21 Creative Recycling Ideas That Will Change The Way You Look At Trash


How often do you throw something away? If you are like most people the answer is every single day. From plastic bags to old bike parts there are countless things we mindlessly dispose of that could be turned into something far more useful than trash.

People spend way too much money buying new things and throwing out what they assume is old and no longer of use. This creates money problems for people and a pollution problem for poor planet Earth.

Creative recycling ideas can help reduce your overall spending as well as your contribution to overcrowded landfills and pollution in general, plus they offer a really fun way to spend your Saturday afternoon.

Here are some of the most creative recycling ideas from around the web that will inspire you to live a greener life.

1. Old Suitcase Makes A Great Cat Bed

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2. Old Boat Now Makes A Lovely Outdoor Sofa

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3. Old Suitcase Transformed Into A Makeshift Medicine Cabinet

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4. Old Piano Made Into Awesome Outdoor Fountain Full Of Flowers

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5. Old Bike Parts Transformed Into Stunning Chandelier


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6. Baby Grows Up And Crib Turns Into Arts And Crafts Table

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7. Old Trampoline Made Into A Wigwam Swing

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8. Once A Piano, Now An Aquarium

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9. Old Piano Transformed Into Decorative Bookcase For Music Lovers

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10. Old Skateboard Turned Into Tree Swing

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11. Collection Of Wood Coat Hangers Make Cool Modern Chair

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12. Re-painted Old Wood Pallets Make Unexpectedly Great Home Cinema Seating

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13. Old Sea Mine Now Makes A Uniquely Rustic Fireplace

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14. Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Engine Makes A Very Fancy (And Fun) Conference Table


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15. Old Boat Turned Into Awesome Bed

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16. Vintage Car Turned Into One Pricey Pool Table

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17. Bicycle Parts Turned Into Chandelier

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18. Broken Pot Makes Perfect Fairy Garden

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19. Old Breadbox Turned Into Charging Station

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20. Old Bicycle Transformed Into Sink Stand

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21. Old Pipe Turned Into Table Lamp

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