Trash Hacker: Reusable “Tape”

Reusable “Tape”: Don’t throw those plastic and paper stickers away! Store them along with your other salvaged tape bits on your favorite jar and keep it nearby to tape ripped pages and kids art projects so you won’t need to buy more cellophane tape.

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    […] teach you how to build breath-powered rockets from straws, paper, and a bit of tape (we recommend reusing produce stickers as colorful tape). These simple rockets have surprising speed and range that delight people of all […]

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  4. Feel-Good Post-Holiday Sustainable Practices « Trash Backwards - December 29, 2012

    […] Find a spot to store re-usable tape: This is a true insider’s tip. There’s plenty of tape and stickers that will peel right off a bag or shiny package and it, too, can be reused. The trick is to have a convenient spot in your home where you keep it. One Cora founder puts theirs on the side of the fridge for the kids to access easily (kids go through gobs of tape.) Another founder puts their reclaimed tape on the inside of a closet door where office supplies are kept. Family members know that’s the community tape dispenser. Reportedly, they haven’t bought new tape in months. […]

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