Stop throwing out rubber bands. Here are 15 genius uses

Rubber bands don't look like they can do much at first, but they are fabulously versatile. You can put them to a thousand different uses. Rubber bands will last a long time, so don't think of them as disposable.
It turns out it's better for the environment if you can put them to use for as long as they remain stretchy and intact. If you have too many rubber bands in your drawers, this list is for you. Keep reading to find out 15 surprising uses for rubber bands.
1. Easy tongs
If you don't have a pair of tongs lying around but need them for a party, don't worry. You don't need to run out to the store. Instead, take 2 forks and secure them with a rubber band, like pictured. You'll have easy, usable tongs in a cinch!
2. Keep doors unlatched
This one is especially useful if you have little children in the house who may be able to pull a door shut but are not capable of operating the handle to open it again. By configuring the rubber band as shown by Instructables, the door will stay unlatched.

3. Keep sliced apples fresh
Keep sliced apples tightly packed like this to prevent the flesh from being exposed to the air and stop it from going brown. Thanks to TreeHugger for this suggestion.