SOO COOL! This backyard DIY makes the BEST SUMMER TOY!

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This is a DIY idea that is sure to be a favorite for the whole family. Imagine a boat that is the perfect place to hang out for the day, do some swimming and enjoy some lunch or a game of cards. This DIY idea is made out of wood and recycled 55-gallon poly drums. For the full step by step tutorial, you will want to take a look at the site. This is one of the best ways to recycle and one of the coolest projects to do.

This DIY idea and project to do are one of the ways to recycle plastic drums. Plastic drums are considered to be rigid or hard plastics and can be recycled as a result. Recycling your unwanted plastic drums, instead of throwing them away in the trash or disposing of them, will benefit the environment by helping to reduce waste. According to the Plastic Drum Institute, the recycling of a plastic drum is the equivalent of recycling about 500 beverage bottles or about 2,000 plastic grocery bags. When thinking about ways to recycle this is a DIY idea that plays a big part in helping to protect the environment. You can also help to recycle by taking your large plastic drums to a recycling center in the area where you live. You can locate a recycling center in your area that accepts plastic drums by looking through the phone book or online. And you want to contact the recycling center beforehand to make sure that they accept plastic drums. Before bringing in to recycle you want to be sure and thoroughly rinse each plastic drum with water. Flip the plastic drum over, with the opening facing the ground, to allow the large plastic drum to thoroughly dry. Place the plastic drums in the back of a truck and be sure to secure the plastic drums in place with tie-downs or bungee cords. Deliver the plastic drum to the recycling center in your areas. According to the Plastic Drum Institute, the recycling center will most often shred and grind the plastic drum to recover the material value of the plastic and then re-mold it into new products. Some of the new products plastic drums might get recycled into include items such as a pallet, a truck bed box, tire, corrugated drainage pipe, park bench or a new plastic drum.

Some of the other ways to recycle the amount of trash that you create in your home include cutting down on the amount of non-recyclable materials you throw away.

One of the most effective ways to recycle is to bring your own reusable bag to purchase groceries. If you forget, you can ask for paper bags if they are available, and pack as many groceries in one bag as possible, without double bagging. Another way to recycle is to try and reduce the amount of packaging you purchase by buying certain groceries in bulk. You can also choose to have any paper statements that are usually mailed to you such as bills, newsletters, financial statements, and more e-mailed to you instead. Buy products that are packaged in cardboard or other paper board instead of Styrofoam. Try to avoid disposable one use items such as cups, paper plates, and utensils. When wrapping presents, opt for reusable gift bags instead of wrapping paper – or maybe even reuse wrapping paper.

This DIY idea for a boat made out of wood and poly drums can be found on the Goods Home Design site. On the site, you will find all sorts of DIY ideas, projects to do, ways to recycle, architectural design, home design, and so much more. **

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