Believe it or not. Prior to the call of environmentalist to save the earth. I have been an advocate of reusing things until they wear out or could no longer be used. I recycle items to further use them before they end up in the garbage bin. I call it a hobby before. Then later, the hobby becomes a budget partner.
Slurpee drinks paper cup as plastic glove dispenser. Coke can as candle holder. I take those candles when I visit my parents at their resting place at the memorial park.