Do you have a drawer full of twist ties and elastic bands? I do. In fact I have containers full in one drawer and a couple other containers tucked away for a rainy day. I mean, what if I threw out all those twist ties and then wire became valuable? Or rubber was no longer available? Extreme, I know. Thankfully I have been able to recycle some of the twist ties at my local monthly beyond the blue box event. As for the elastics, we use some at work, so I’ve taken a container in. Saves me buying new ones.