Aside from throwing your tins into the recycling bin, you can also recycle your tins in unique ways!
Here are some great examples:
First Aid Kit - Collect first aid items to store in any tin, mark with Red Cross symbol so the kit can be easily identified. Items could inclue: Bands Aids (6 large, 6 small), moist towelettes or antibacterial or rubbing alcohol wipes, medical tape, Aspirin or other basic pain killer, swabs or Qtips, gauze pads, super glue or Instant Skin, Neosporin or similar ointment.
Pocket Tackel Box -
Tools:An empty tin
A pair of heavy duty scissors
A hot glue gun
6 popsicle sticks
Spray paint (optional)
Cut popsicle sticks into (3) 2 5/8" pieces and (2 or more) 1" pieces to act as dividers
Assemble popsicle sticks inside of tin:
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Use hot glue gun to glue popsicle sticks into place.
To finish the Pocket Tackle Box, all you have to do is fill the compartments with hooks, weights, swivels, ect.
Pocket Games Chest - Fill tin with a half-dozen colorful plastic markers, sixteen cardboard 'winks', a folding gameboard, some grid paper, a pencil, five dice, a deck of 'mini' playing cards, a pad of Post-it notes, and a laminated cheatsheet for some favorite games.
Survival Kit - Fill kit with any or all of the follwoing: Steel striker with Mini-Match magnesium fire starter, waterproof-windproof matches, Photon Micro-Light II, water bag (a Reynolds Oven Bag does the trick, cut down to fit in the tin, with a 1-quart marking as a guide for using iodine tablets) 20 Potable Aqua water purification tablets, repackaged in a mini glass vial, 50 feet of braided fishing line wound on a round sewing-machine bobbin, fishing tackle kit in a plastic tube (Inside are assorted hooks, swivels, and split shot, 10 feet of 24-gauge snare wire) 20mm AA liquid-filled button compass, Commando Wire Saw (a small survival cable saw) 2X-Acto knife blades, without the handle (You should always have a real knife on your person; these blades are for backup), small packet of antibiotic ointment, 2 butterfly closures, several yards of nylon string, 2 magnetized sewing needles for sewing or making an emergency compass (floated in water on a leaf, the needle will face north), small piece of glue, cut off a glue-gun stick, small laminated card with instructions for water purification tablets and fishing knots, fresnel magnifier (this lens can start a fire by magnifying the sun's rays to a point on your tinder, causing combustion), safety pin, for repairing clothes and straps, 2 feet of aluminum foil for making a cup, signaling, cooking fish, etc. More in depth description of survival kit found here
Stomach Ache Kit - Add stomach soothing medication to tin in the form of chewable tablets, antacid tablets, anti-diarrhea tablets, motion sickness medication, ginger candy, and a bag of mint or chamomile tea.
Portable eye care kit if you wear contact lenses - Put a small bottle of eye drops, along with a contact lens case filled with solution in case your eyes become irritated and you need to take your contacts out. Also pack an antibacterial hand wipe to clean your hands before touching your eyes.
Use tin to carry and collect business cards or mini cards.
Create a geocache or mini time capsule using the tin as a container.
Store earrings or other small jewelry while traveling or in the locker room. Or use tin to store and organize hair accessories.
Please send us an email if you have any other ways you have recycled your tin!