Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Etceteras: ewaste bin

I try to use rechargeable batteries as much as possible. But I still end up with a baggy of old batteries every now and then. The baggies get shoved into drawers or cupboards and eventually (hopefully) are dropped off at an EWaste (electronic waste) center.

In an effort to get the rest of the house onboard and to not throw batteries or other small EWaste in the regular trash, I made a little EWaste bin for everyone to use.

I had this round box on hand and it was already covered in the brown kraft paper. I simply designed a label, printed it out and glued it on. I added a ribbon for accent. If you don’t have a pretty box on hand, use an oatmeal box or any shape box will do.

I’ll be giving instructions to the family to deposit their EWaste in this bin. I better not see any regular trash, gum wrappers or what-not in this bin…. I’ll keep you posted on our progress.


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6 comments :

  1. That's great!
    Used up batteries are a problem around here too.
    They just lie around for such a long time until their trip to their special re-cycling place.
    I think I see a pretty used-battery bin in my future....

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  2. Love this idea! My hubby and I are always trying to come up with ways to be "greener," but I never would have considered this. Love it!

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  3. Good idea, Carolyn! Thanks for linking to Thrifty Thursdays.

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  4. Genius! I need to do something like this for printer cartridges as well. I take them to Staples (where they give you a credit you can use) but like to batch my trips.

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  5. What a great idea! You designed a cool lable. I hope your plan works really well for you.

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