15 WAYS TO UPCYCLE PLASTIC FOOD & BEVERAGE CONTAINERS

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Is plastic a necessary evil? The, Are You Green Yet? blog ponders the same thing. Plastic revolutionized the modern life, unfortunately it seems it will continue to do so, considering how long plastic lasts. Or is it really unfortunate though? Because...

Plastics aren't to blame; it's the way we use them that's the problem. "In a world of nearly seven billion souls and counting, we are not going to feed, clothe and house ourselves solely from wood, ore, and stone," writes Freinkel. "We need plastics." - Why Plastic Isn't Evil by John Johnson, Newser Staff. Interview with Susan Freinkel.

We should use plastics more responsibly. I for one would love to live a plastic free life. If you do too then check out, 5 Key Strategies for a Plastic-Free Life by Emily Main.

Here's 15 things to do with some plastic containers you may already have...

1. Make earrings from Nespresso capsules.


2. Make a Bracelet from a Plastic Pastry Box

3. Turn Tic Tac boxes into seed storage units


4. Turn Soda Plastic Bottle bottoms into a Desk Organizer unit

5. Turn Tic Tac boxes into travel spice packs


6. Reuse a tea bags box into Ribbon dispenser
(Yes yes yes I'm aware this is probably cardboard but this upcycle is good, I couldn't pass it up.)

7. Turn Tic Tac boxes into bobby pin storage units


8. OJ Bottle Bird Feeder Tutorial

9. Simple: Reuse plastic containers for storage and organizing


10. Duct Tape Vase Craft

11. DIY: Hanging K-Cup Planters


12. Combine the best of two: Salt container dispensing tip onto Mason Jar lid

13. Turn a Raisins Box into Pretty Gift Box


14. Milk Jug Dust Pan

15. Weave through Strawberry Baskets and continue using them!


P.S. Strawberry baskets are also very useful in the garden. Use them when planting root veg like onions to keep underground pests from getting to them or use the baskets above ground to protect your sprouts as well.

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