Our Parents Were Recycling Before It Even Existed

Latino parents are geniuses who’ve always been ahead of their time. Take being green ♻️…sure, now it’s all hip and cool to be green and eco-friendly, but our parents were doing this before reusable bags were en vogue. Let’s check out some of their most brilliant, green (and old school) tricks.

Disposable plastic cups aren’t disposable.

Empty Sopa Maruchan cups were also reused for drinking cups.

All containers are always reused over and over and over again.


Bread bags were recycled as lunch bags.

You washed the car using the two-bucket method.


Barbie was forced to make questionable fashion choices.

Old shirts made great washcloths.


They taught us to make liquid soap last and last and last…

All those coffee grounds we produce have an afterlife.

Old grocery bag? More like a new trash bag!

Clothes are still worn until they literally fall apart and usually in a public and embarrassing place.

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