Lately we've been reusing some of our (BPA-free
) water bottles. But drying a bottle is a drag, especially when you hand wash, as we do. So instead of paying $16 elsewhere
, my wife put the chopsticks we rarely use into a toothbrush stand we were going to throw away.
Reusing water bottles and plastic sandwich bags not only saves money, but reduces waste, and might be better than recylcing
. If you're concerned about BPA, check your water bottles' recycling number. A #2, #4 or #5 won't leach BPA, but a #1 and #7 will. You can use the #1 and #7 stuff as a vase for flowers.