Do you know the three words starting with R that will make the biggest environmental impact? They are reduce, reuse, and recycle, in that order of importance. Though we cannot directly reduce waste in how products are produced, we can make re-using a more cherished part of our lives and thus reduce the amount of trash we produce.

Before environmental concerns became the reason for us, our grand parents and great-grand parents reused and re created everything from clothing to food packaging to stretch every money. In our present economy, such frugal practices are once again becoming standard.

Crafting is the perfect way to reuse instead of tossing materials, especially un-recyclable plastics and other trash. In addition, you can enjoy your favorite hobbies and entertain family and friends, while saving money on crafting materials.