Our local community does not recycle glass for some reason. I find this incredibly perplexing, particularly because glass is on the of the few recyclables that does not deteriorate in quality as it is reused. I am always trying to come up with new uses for what little glass I have purchased, and last week I stumbled upon another way to recycle within my own home.
A few years ago I purchased some Gap Body lotion that came in a glass pump. For some reason I hung on to the pump, and while I was doing a New Years purge, came across it and immediately wanted to get rid of it. Seeing as how I couldn't, I had to come up with another solution.
I found my one bottle of liquid soap, with all its hideous packaging and decided something had to be done. I suppose I should explain that round here we only use bar soap. It lasts much longer, is cheaper, and I only put out liquid soap when we're having guests. I actually consider it quite a splurge to have liquid soap, so I get sort of excited when I do pull it out. (Frugal Freak, I know).
Anyway, I think it looks rather fetching, and is a vast improvement to the product label. I'm quite happy with the end result, and quite happy that the original soap container was recycled this morning.
What do you reuse in your home?