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There’s no better feeling than knowing that you are using your resources wisely and helping the environment in the process. I was so excited to learn that Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ is the world’s first AA battery made with 4% recycled batteries and is Energizer’s longest-lasting battery. Try it! Power your most critical devices AND have less impact on the planet! I went straight to Walmart where I purchased a set of AA and AAA Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries, so I could try out this new product. I believe that our thought process should be to re-use materials when we can to create a something new and this will help cut down on waste. If we all did just a little bit of this we could definitely work together in making the world a better place. Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ holds up to 12 years in storage, so there is no rush to use it immediately. Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ is the first battery on the market to use recycled batteries/materials, by 2025, their goal is to increase the amount of recycled battery material ten-fold to forty percent. I can really appreciate a goal like that.
In the midst of thinking about Reduce – Reuse – Recycle I started to think about old things around the house that can be made into something new. We have TONS of CD’s and DVD’s and honestly we rarely pull them out. We also have lots of blank CD’s and DVD’s for when we use to burn photos, videos and music onto a disc. We also don’t do much of that anymore. We’re completely digital and can download whatever we need to our devices or external hard drives. My husband usually buys disco balls to hang on his rare view mirror in his truck. He spends money on this at the auto store. If one breaks, he always replaces it. I came up with an idea to make our own disco ball to hang from the rare view mirror using blank CD’s or DVD’s. I enlisted the help of my kids because I thought this would be a great craft to do with them while teaching them something at the same time. We also started to brainstorm what other things we could do with CD’s and DVD’s. I thought of a Photo Coaster, Christmas Ornament or Origami Craft. The possibilities are endless when it comes to re purposing things around the house and in general. How many times have you given something away that someone else can use in a different way or even when you are the recipient?
I’m going to share the tutorial on how we created our DVD Disco Ball. Items Needed: 2.5 inch Foam Balls, 1 CD or DVD, Glitter, Glue, String (Yarn).
Step 1: Break Up Your CD or DVD. Make the pieces as big or small as you would like them. Use a glue gun vs. bottled glue it dries a lot quicker and keeps the pieces in place.
Step 2: Sprinkle glitter in the areas where you may see the foam ball exposed. Cover the entire foam ball. Cut your string or yarn to a length that you would like.
Step 3: Place your string or hook at the top of the ball so it can hang on a rare view mirror or Christmas Tree. Let dry completely for about an hour.
The natural light will reflect off of the ball. You may even see a pattern reflecting when it spins. It will look great on a lit Christmas Tree and reflect the lights. What other ideas can you come up with for re purposing CD’s and DVD’s?
The next time you go battery shopping, Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ is the way to go! If you would like more information, head over to the Energizer® website.