On America Recycles Day, which is observed on November 15, we started thinking about what to do with all those milk jugs and cartons after they’re empty. Of course you can simply wash them out and deposit them in a recycling bin or at a recycling center. But you can also upcycle, or create a new use for your empty jugs and cartons, with some of these fun and useful possibilities:
MILK JUG CRAFTS
KITCHEN COMPOST HOLDER
use empty jugs to upcycle food scraps into compost
MILK CARTON CRAFTS
‘tis the season to make some fun gingerbread houses
make yourself a mini box garden
it’s a house and feeder – one stop shopping for birds
DESKTOP SUPPLY HOLDERS
cut the cartons, then cut the clutter with these handy holders
if you can make wallets out of duct tape, why not milk carton wallets?
Last but not least, here’s one bonus idea that can utilize milk cartons, jugs or both. Start collecting cartons and jugs now to participate in the 2017 Royal Rosarians Milk Carton Boat Race on June 25. Each jug supports approximately 8 pounds, while sealed cartons support 4 pounds. Here’s a short video showing how to build your own boat.
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