Valentine’s Day Recycling Tips

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Valentine’s Day Recycling Tips

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='18' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] When you think about Valentine’s Day, thoughts of greeting cards, chocolate and flowers probably cross your mind. But did you know these gifts are what make Valentine’s Day one of the most wasteful days of the year? Hearing this stat may not change your buying habits – after all, your sweetie may really be looking forward to that box of chocolates. That’s ok because how you dispose of your Valentine’s waste can still make a difference.

See below to better understand which Valentine’s goodies are recyclable and which belong in the landfill.
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Transform your wax-coated candy wrappers into art with decoupage. The paste used is inexpensive and easy to find. Before you know it, you can have a picture frame or notebook cover designed just how you like it.

The possibilities for candy boxes are endless:

Keep ‘em clean and reuse next Valentine’s Day

Use them as organizers for crafts, jewelry or other small items

Make them into memory boxes

Detatch the flat heart-shaped part of the box and use it as a background for a scrapbook page

Let’s recap: gifts – check, knowledge of proper disposal – check, DIY project ideas to earn you extra points on the home front – check. Looks like you’re already on your way to helping create a less wasteful holiday!
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