30 ways to help protect our planet from harmful waste

Day after day we see reports about the tons of waste that litter the countryside, oceans and our streets. Toxic trash that's leading to the extinction of many species, and suffocating our planet at the same time.

Governments are beginning to take action regarding single use plastics  but it's not just plastics that are destroying eco-systems. So we've decided to list a number of things we can do so that the Earth doesn't end up as giant trash can!

1. A nifty way to collect trash during a hike

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2. Make confetti out of dead leaves rather than throwing them in the trash

3. In 4 hours, 30 divers and 4 boats cleared up tons of bottles and beer cans in this Texas lake

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4. Recycle an old shirt!

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5. Recycle greetings cards!

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6. Make preserves and use glass containers!

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7. Practical and free!

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8. Too many books? Use them to make a foot stool!

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9. Paint over failed Polaroids!

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10. It's easy to gather up straws if you're hanging out at the beach!

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11. Works just as well as a plastic soap dispenser!

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12. Turn an old military uniform into a comfy bed for your pets

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13. Got some leftover yarn? Crochet up a shopping bag!

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14. Not just for drinks!

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15. Mini trash can!

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16. Compost or give away any windfall fruit and vegetables

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17. A homemade pill box

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18. A mat made from old socks!

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19. 400 worn-out T-shirts recycled into a quilt!

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20. If you can't recycle plastic packaging, try this!

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21. Great idea for reusing plastic bottles

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22. Buy reusable balloons

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23. This works for anything in a tube!

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24. An edible spoon!

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25. Found some old shopping carts and need some garden furniture?

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26. Reusable bags - the new way to shop!

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27. Ready to use next time you offer a gift

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28. Silicone molds that last for years

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29. Old T-shirts become a diaper cover

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30. Plastic pots are great for growing seedlings

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