Benefits Of Simple DIY Projects
The Do It Yourself (DIY) movement is alive and well. From homemade gift giving to refurbishing an old piece of furniture into a work of art. People are embracing the “old is new again” mentality.
Of course, everyone loves using old wood boards to create statement signs in their homes. But few consider that what they are doing is also helping the Earth. It’s called up cycling. Up cycling is explained as “reusing an object that was intended for disposal in a way that converts it into a product of higher quality or value than the original.” Giving something new life not only saves it from the landfill, but also reduces use of raw materials, manufacturing and shipping of new products.
Even small DIY projects show big environmental returns. On MondoMio we show how to create your own homemade hand cream, herb oil, sustainable laundry detergent, deodorant and more. Not only are you controlling the ingredients, but you can guarantee the use of sustainable packaging, less plastic, less industrial production and toxic substances. You might also find that the homemade products are friendly on the pocketbook.