How to Turn Trash Into Cash
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure if you put your mind to it, of course. The planet is drowning in trash you most likely produce more trash than you think and a lot of it has lost potential because we don’t realize how easily trash can be money.
You decrease your carbon footprint, adopt a sustainable way of living and people are appreciative of your contribution towards improving the environment. From starting a small business to just ways of selling recyclables, here are a few ideas to get your mind thinking about capitalizing on trash.
We all have metal lying around in our homes. It’s a surprising amount when you finally come around collecting it. Any metal that is not magnetic is sellable. If you do not feel like going through the process of creating something, selling it as is should still get you a significant amount of money.
A lot of states have a bottle deposit law that allows their citizens to sell their cans and bottles at a certain rate per item, and cumulatively, you are likely to end up earning a bit of money.
Imagine a Start-Up for Yourself
Start-ups are a buzzword all around, entrepreneurs are taking over the business scenes, especially when it comes to a noble cause like recycling garbage. If you start a business that reimagines trash, it is likely to attract attention and develop a market.
People are shifting towards sustainable lifestyles and prefer businesses that promote this idea. For example, clothing companies waste a lot of fabric that could be turned into bags, purses, and even clothing with an artistic take on patchwork clothes.
Selling Reclaimed Wood and Furniture
if you are renovating your home, have wood from previous furnishings some companies would pay you money for these pieces. Similarly, old furniture can be refurbished, you can buy it online or if find some at goodwill stores and renew them.
Start it as a project where you recondition one piece at a time. Set a deadline for yourself, whenever is comfortable and start a social media page to sell it at a fraction of the price it would have been originally while keeping a profit margin.
Turn Organic Waste Into Fertilizer
Organic waste is perhaps the easiest to come by. There are articles upon articles of how you can turn organic everyday waste into fertilizer. It can be somewhat of a lengthy process. Some small scale businesses have started selling them and created a market for it.
The prices aren’t exorbitant, with very little investment, you can turn it into a small venture. With home gardening on the rise as people are quarantined within their homes, everyone is on the lookout for good fertilizers. There is no better time than now to start a venture such as this and be able to earn a certain amount of money through it.
These ideas will promote a sustainable way of living, shift public interest even more towards renewable resources, and supporting such businesses. It is easy to think trash is just trash, but everything has monetary value. If you had doubts about how valuable your trash was, we hope you know how far that is from the truth.