One of my biggest pet peeves since becoming more eco-friendly is the amount of plastic containers our food comes in all the time. While we do recycle, and quite often, I’m still faced with a guilt about the amount of containers I put in our bins every week. One day, I literally wanted to smack myself in the head for not thinking to reuse some of my containers for various projects and activities. We all pretty much know to use leftover tubs for food storage or to go containers when you have family over for the holidays, but what else can you do to reduce your footprint this Earth Day and every day going forward?
- Make fresh lemonade and pour into an old honey jar while still hot. The heat will allow the old honey that you can’t get out to mix in with the lemonade and the remaining honey will also sweeten your lemonade.
- Paint old aluminum cans and use are vases
- Use wine caps and pour wax inside to make tea light candles
- Baby Food jars make awesome containers to sort buttons and other knick knacks in a sewing room
- Remove the labels from clear containers like spaghetti jars, peanut butter jars, etc and use in the garage to separate nails, screws, bolts, etc.
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