There are millions of things we can reuse with a little imagination. For instance, some people have figured out a way to make a bird feeder out of a reused milk jug www.consrv.ca.gov/DOR/rre/kids/BFeed.htm while others use old shoes as flowerpots!
A lot of people love to shop at antique stores and flea markets to find old or vintage furniture that they use to furnish their home. Many of these vintage finds create a one-of-a-kind look and cost less than new furniture.
Some people even make artwork from old buttons, fabrics and decals! Plastic flowers, beads, post cards, shells, and just about anything else can be used again as art. San Francisco is home to a great place called SCRAP (Scroungers’ Center for Reusable Art Parts). People donate all kinds of things to SCRAP that they don’t use anymore, and other people like artists and teachers buy these things to turn into art projects! www.scrap-sf.org