Tired of having endless non-recyclable plastic reels? Yes. Me too.
80% of the reason why I decided to source these threads is because I once had eight people ask me ‘Meg, how do I sew a button on when the hole is so tiny and the yarn so big?’ in one week. I personally tend to match the thread to the button, rather than the knit, but you could totally match it to neither and have it all a bit ~statement~.
To recycle, you can either bury in the ground, toss in the compost heap or reuse for crafts. You could also ask your Grandad to make one of these into a Knitting Nancy French Knitter - I’m sure he’ll remember making them for your parents as children, back in the day, out of Grandma’s cotton reels.