These pesky, annoying little packets you get in pretty much everything from purses to boxed electronics are actually really handy to stockpile and reuse…
Did you know Silica gel is a desiccant, a substance that absorbs moisture? Despite its misleading name, the silicate is actually a very porous mineral with a natural attraction to water molecules. It sucks in moisture from the surrounding environment and traps it within.
These silica packets could be used to keep valuable papers, electronics, and ammo dry and moist free. There are loads of other uses too! Find out more: How To Reuse Silica Gel Packets.
I used to work in a ‘Goods in’ department in an engineering company. There were 100s of these little silica gel packets being thrown in the trash weekly, from the goods delivered. If you have friends or family that work in a warehouse or factory, they can likely get hold of and save 100s and 100s of these silica packets for you. Alternatively, just go and speak to a few local businesses. Explain you are recycling the silica gel packages used for shipping goods. I am sure you’ll find folks are happy to save them up for you, rather than wasting them.
Originally posted 2013-04-25 22:28:23.