In today’s world, the waste per capita of materials such as plastic, or paper has significantly increased in the past decade. Although these materials have been used for everyday items for many years, the problem has been recently made aware of in a way that it wasn’t seen in the past. So, check out these 17 creative and useful recycle things made from junk before hiring any rubbish removal services. Flower vase – Make a flower vase by cutting of the top off a large plastic bottle, for better design you could also opt to paint it. Pencil case – Another useful for of dispensing of those plastic bottles is creating a case for your pencil, that way you will not have them lying around the house anymore. Glass Jars – The empty glass jars you might have at home might be useful to store grains or other items. Storage box – If you received a package and now have an empty box, you can decorate it and use it to store items that might have previously not had a spot.Decorative candles – Make your candle decorative with a glass jar. Try different sized jars placed together. Just remember to never leave your candle unattended. Swing for the backyard – If you have an old spar tire that you won’t use, you might make it into a swing for the backyard.Bird House – Either from carton or plastic, a bird house will attract birds if you leave some food for them.Lanterns – Those old soda cans can be turned into pretty lanterns with the help of a light bulb or a candle.Photo Frame – If you have to many popsicle sticks at home, you can make frames for all the photos you want to put up on your wall and haven’t gotten the chance.Piggy bank – If you are looking for a fun way to save money, make a piggy bank from old plastic bottles.Mosaic – Bottle caps come in all sizes and color, collect as many as you can and make a mosaic.Soap basket – If you don’t have a place for soap in your bathroom, you can make a basket for it from a plastic bottle, make sure to leave a hole at the bottom for water to flow.Snack bowl – If you have guests coming over, or want something to display, you can make bowls out of the plastic bottles or ice cream containers you might have.Bookmark – Make a bookmark from cartons or popsicle sticks.Hanging garden – Use various plastic bottles to create an indoor garden hanging on the wall, make a hole on the side, add soil and a seed, and remember to add water.Fashion – There are many ways you could create a new fashion item, make your own bag from old clothing or be more creative and use plastic material. Art – Last but certainly not least, remember that everything can be art, add you own touch to any of these ideas by adding color, glitter, feathers or whatever suits your look best.