Here at NextWorth, we promote recycling electronics through our trade-in program and reusing electronics through our eBay store where you can buy used gadgets. This philosophy is important in keeping gadgets out of landfills and controlling the e-waste problem.
However, did you know you could also save money by recycling? Whether you’re reinventing furniture or reusing containers, every little bit helps the environment. If you want to get more creative, check out these five ways to upcycle items around the house:
Upcycle your old floppy disks by making these great DIY planters. Simply, use hot glue to adhere five floppy disks together to make the planter. Then, place your succulents or hearty houseplants in for a decorative feel for your home office.
Convert an old bread box into a charging station for your most used electronics! Drill a hole into the back of the bread box and thread the power-strip cord through. Use fiberboard or white cardboard to create the divider and you’re ready to charge your devices!
Recycle your old t-shirts to create this reusable produce bag perfect for trips to the local farmer’s market or grocery store. It’s easy to make and requires a little sewing and cutting to create the finished product.
Upcycle your old CDs into beautiful works of art with this DIY mosaic ornament. Simply cut your CDs into triangles and glue them on to a clear glass ornament. The mosaics are perfect for year-round décor, not just for the holidays.
Have a mini fridge that doesn’t work anymore? Don’t trash it; transform it into a TV stand and storage unit for your video games or DVDs. This is a perfect way to hide the clutter of your gaming accessories!
Can’t think of a way to recycle old electronics around your house? Trade them in with us! NextWorth accepts electronics in 12 product categories from e-Readers and iPads to video games and iPhones.
How do you upcycle items around your home? Please share in the comments below!