Eco: Reusing Cooking Oil

Vegetable oil in plastic bottle closeup

While visiting my parents, my mother asked me what she could do with her vegetable cooking oil she had used. It was sat in the pan because she didn’t want to just chuck it away. I gave her a few suggestions and went on my way.

Cooking oil is one of those things people use a lot but that you don’t always hear about recycle/reuse methods.

You are usually aware of the one no-no – DON’T pour it down the drain. Greases, fats and oils clog drains and are the cause of around 75% of burst sewers. So while it’s quite a common no-no, it does seem like people aren’t paying attention to it!

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Eco-Craft: Making bookcase mini shelves

20160129_170614I have a large book collection because I love to read. They all sit in a 5 x 5 cube unit which can hold loads.

However many of my books are the usual size which means that there is a lot of dead space as you can see.

This had been bugging me after we managed to completely fill the unit….but there are more books I want! :p

I couldn’t find anything that would fit my needs without spending stupid amounts of money so I decided to make my own “half shelves” to double my space.

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