Monday, January 11, 2010

You know how they say 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle'?

Sometimes, I forget that 'reuse' comes before 'recycle'. :( Tonight, however, I found a great tip to solve a long-running problem of ours that reuses our most frequently recycled item - milk jugs! The article suggests using the cardboard cartons, but our recycling center doesn't take those at all because of the waxy coating, so we buy half gallons of milk in plastic jugs. The great tip I got is to reuse the milk jugs to store and freeze homemade soups, stews and chilis and we have been struggling for years to find a good way to freeze half of a double batch so it doesn't go to waste. We have limited freezer space, so a standing container is heaven-sent for us! =D

Check it out: 5 Reuses for Milk Cartons

You might find a tip you can use on one of these pages, too:

99 Reuses for Plastic Bags

5 Reuses for Tissue Boxes - or just save the boxes, use pinking shears to cut squares out of old baby blankets, and voila! - you have instant, reusable tissues! =D

5 Reuses for Leftover Soap

5 Reuses for Dryer Lint - also makes great bedding for worms in your vermicomposting bin! Also, if you save it and put it in old, cardboard egg cartons, pour a bit of melted wax from a nearly burned out candle over the top, and break of each egg cup - you have an instant fire starter for campfires. =D

5 Reuses for Buisness Cards

25 Reuses for Plastic Nursery Pots

Reuse 768 Plastic Envelopes and Bags

Reuse Holiday Cards

Christmas Trash to Treasure Reuses

Why Even the Smallest Reuse Projects Matter

Reuse your way to a 'new' greenhouse:

Chrissi, Cyber School Mom

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