On my spare time, which actually does not exists, I find it interesting and fun to come up with new recycling ideas. My thoughts have been circling around glass bottles.
Here in Israel you can give the beer bottles back to the store and get some money for it . But wine bottles, coffee jars and all other glass junk , everybody throw in the regular garbage.
There are no glass recycling containers like in Sweden ( I have never seen one anyway ) and it breaks my heart every time I have to throw it in the trash.....
In our house we drink a lot of coffee, so it didn't take me so long to save some coffee jars. First I removed the labels and cleaned them from grease. Then I sand papered all the jar, also the top ( using a very fine sandpaper, # 240 ) . After that, I chose a pattern from a crocheted cloth and used spray paint to get the jar a fun pattern.
Voilá and now I can reuse them for a long time as a cookie jar or as storage for sugar or what ever you want to put inside!
Linnea & Caroline
2 foreigners in Israel trying to find their space. Up-cycling furniture and clothes for a better environment and future.
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