Instead Of Throwing Away Her Old Pill Bottles,Watch What She Does With Them

Each year, over 100 million tons of waste end up in landfills in the United States alone. Space for all our trash is increasingly coming at a premium, and this has resulted in society doubling down on the importance of recycling, reusing and composting as much trash as we can. According to Duke University, “Approximately two-thirds of our household waste can be composted. If compost is not an option, vermiposting (composting with worms) is popular in apartment settings. Additionally, many urban areas are now experiencing an increased interest in urban gardening. Look around your communities and neighborhoods to find local gardens that may accept your food scraps for compost.”

Pill bottles are something that so many of us are guilty of tossing in the trash. However, aside from being a container for our medications, these bottles can come in real handy in a variety of different situations. Here are just some of the different ways they can be used:

1. A Compact Emergency Kit


Survival At Home

2. A Fire-Starter Kit


Mom With A Prep

The next time you go camping, be sure to pack a miniature fire-starter kit so that you won’t have to struggle to get a roaring fire going. This kit also makes a great complement to the miniature emergency kit above.

3. Button Storage


Consumer Crafts

There is nothing quite like the disappointment of losing a button on your most cherished garment. What’s even more heartbreaking is if you have no idea where you put the spare buttons for it.

4. Customizable Gift Box

In My Own Style

Making your own jewelry and small trinkets is a great way to express your creativity. However, creating the perfect packaging for them can be a challenge.