Life without plastic bags has a shorter history than most people realize. The convenience of picking up any number of plastic bags was initially limited when supermarkets began charging a small amount of money for them and later when supermarkets removed plastic bags from their stores completely. Some countries even went so far as to ban them entirely.
Paper to the blue bin, plastic bottles into the yellow, glass in white and green . . . then there are tins, beverage cartons, bio rubbish, miscellaneous waste, and I am not even talking about clearing out old cellars and attics and waste from the garden. The quantity of waste that is produced is enormous, and giving things a second chance might become more a necessity than just a hobby for a few enthusiasts. Check out our gallery with a number of great ideas for re-purposing old things and hurry up to find what you have available at home for your next project.