(Or anywhere else for that matter)
Remember the three R's !
Some clever folks have figured out streamlined ways to do all three.
Reducing is easy- especially when broke- (no money= no shopping)
recycling only makes too much sense, especially in urban parts where it's collected for you.
Reuse is my favorite form of budget-crunching-environmentally-responsible do-goodery.
I love when I can find a clever use for something that would otherwise be thrown out (or recycled if possible).
I knew there had to be a practical use for the oh-so-pretty packaging Ferraro-Roche packs their nutty treats in, and when I was rummaging around in my supply bag grumbling over the tangley state of my many spools of thread it hit me- the little candy nooks are the perfect size to host a small spool. Now my thread never gets tangled, and I can clearly see the color and thickness of each spool without having to dump them all out on the table. Also, I can keep this sweet little box on it's side on the bookshelf, which conserves space in my apartment! Bonus!