By Heidi Glaus
St. Louis (KSDK) - Susan Blandford is a woman on the go with a passion for things people tend to throw away.
"We keep about 10,000 pounds about every six months out of the landfill," Blandford pointed out.
She not only collects corks and caps, she offers creative ways to put them back to use.
"You put your glue in here and you use this for your glue applicator," Blandford suggested.
She also encourages teachers and students to come up with new ideas for old stuff.
"We were told to go outside and entertain ourselves. We found things that made sense to us like the old refrigerator box. It could be a fort one day and a spaceship the next day," Blandford said.
Of course, in the process she also hopes kids realize they are recycling.
"On the end of this when you have a can in your hand and you're a teenager and you go I don't make a difference, one can is not going to mean anything so you throw it away, but when you know you make a difference then you don't do that," Bandford added.
I guess what she's trying to say is don't just think outside of the box, think about other uses for the box.
To learn more about St. Louis Teachers' Recycle Center, visit their website.