42 Clever Ways To Repurpose Food Scraps

Waste not, want not – everyone's heard that saying a million times before, and for good reason! Waste adds up, and reducing how much your household produces is not only good for the environment, it's also great for your wallet! Of course, there are different sources of household waste, but one huge contributor is food scraps. Luckily, even though we all produce a lot of it, food waste is one of the easiest things to repurpose and reuse! Whether it's using your old tea bags to start growing plants, coffee rinds to make natural beauty products, or banana peels for self-care, these 42 hacks for food scraps are going to show you how to turn that trash into treasure!

1. Grow Your Own Avocado Plant

Growing your own fruit and vegetables is all the rage these days, and we can see why! Whether it's a community garden or your own garden, taking care of your own plants can be super rewarding. Growing tomatoes and peppers in the garden is old news, but did you know that you can grow your own plant using an avocado seed? It's super simple and you don't even need a big garden! Get the instructions for the Avocado Plant.

Grow Your Own Avocado Plant

2.–4. Home Gardening Hacks

Growing plants in limited spaces has been getting more and more popular in the past few years. There's plenty of reasons why getting into urban gardening is a good idea: growing your own fruit and veggies means that everything is fresher, your grocery bills will thank you, and it's a really rewarding project that will turn anyone's thumb green in no time. If you've been meaning to give it a shot, try these simple home gardening hacks that will help you grow everything from flowers to carrots! Get the instructions for the Home Gardening Hacks.

Home Gardening Hacks

5.–10. DIY Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Have you always wanted to have your very own fruit & vegetable garden, but didn't want to deal with all the hassle? Then your green thumb will love these fast & easy gardening tips! You'll learn how to use food scraps for both the seeds and the fertilizer for a bunch of different seasonal foods. From strawberries to mushrooms to pineapples, you can grow it all! Get the instructions for the DIY Fruit & Vegetable Garden.

DIY Fruit & Vegetable Garden

11.–18. Food Waste Hacks

Most people are guilty of just tossing out their food scraps in the trash without thinking about all of their possible uses. But the next time you're at home and getting ready to throw away what you thought was just trash, try some of these ways to make use of some of the most common leftover kitchen products. From banana bread to baked potato skin snacks, homemade veggie broth to a DIY face mask, these hacks will transform your trash. Get the instructions for the Food Waste Hacks.

Food Waste Hacks

19.–25. Ways To Upcycle Used Coffee Grounds

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world: hot, aromatic, invigorating — what's not to love? And believe it or not, even used coffee grounds bring something to the mix. Next time you pull them out of the coffee machine and find yourself headed towards the trash can, wait a minute! There are some great ways to make the most out of your used coffee grounds — from beauty hacks to kitchen hacks to decorating hacks, these are the best ways to upcycle your used coffee grounds. Get the instructions for the Ways To Upcycle Coffee Grounds.

Ways To Upcycle Used Coffee Grounds

26.–31. Tips & Tricks For Old Tea Bags

It's often the case that grandma's tried and trusted methods provide the best solutions to everyday problems. A completely underrated material that was used for home remedies in the good ol' days is the tea bag. It depends on the type of tea, of course, but you'll be surprised to see what different kinds of things used tea bags can do! Whether you need a fertilizer, ant repellent, or something to help soothe insect bites, tea bags are simply fantastic. Get the instructions for the Tips & Tricks For Old Tea Bags.

Tips & Tricks For Old Tea Bags

32.–38. Creative Ways To Reuse Food Scraps

We're all guilty of letting food go bad and then just tossing the scraps in the trash, but there are some really creative ways to repurpose those food scraps. For instance, did you know that you can use avocado peels to dye clothes? Or that old bacon grease can be transformed into a fragrant scented candle? This is what reducing waste and recycling is all about! These surprising life hacks will change the way you see your home! Get the instructions for the Creative Ways To Reuse Food Scraps.

Creative Ways To Reuse Food Scraps

39.–42. Banana Peel Hacks

Who doesn't love a good banana? They're definitely delicious, but there's actually so many amazing things you can do with bananas besides eat them  especially with the peel! These great tips & tricks will show you how to make the most out of your peels the next time you finish your favorite mid-morning snack. Get the instructions for the Banana Peel Hacks.

Banana Peel Hacks

Maybe you've already found some great ways to repurpose your household food waste, but these 42 hacks for food scraps will add some amazing new ideas to help you reduce even more. Next time you're about to throw a bunch of organic waste away, remember that it just might have the potential to be transformed into something great!


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