File your recyclables!
Recycle your Christmas tree trunk
‘Being creative is energising,’ says Kristina in Germany. We agree! When you’re finished with your Christmas tree, why not chop out a section of trunk to make a pen holder? Then, in the summer, remove the pens and put it outside to make a bee hotel. It will attract bees to your garden and give them somewhere to nest.
Repurpose an old crate
‘I found this old beer box in my grandfather’s basement and added castors to the base. Now I keep my books and magazines in it,’ says Ryan, who likes to upcycle and repurpose old finds for his New York apartment.