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LGLWSM Newsletter 070 - Ingenious Ways to Reuse Milk Cartons
May 02, 2014
In honor of earth day this past month, I started thinking of different ways to reuse stuff that typically gets tossed in the trash. From growing up, I remembered that milk cartons could serve a good purpose but I wanted to find more. I was delighted to find a variety of different ways to recycle them!
Most health-conscious people today are typically also environment-conscious. (I would hope!) Those cardboard-type milk or juice cartons take a lot more time to degrade at the trash dump because of the wax coating. Here are some clever ways to reuse them and keep more of them out of the landfills.
Different Uses for Empty Milk Cartons
You can also use the cartons in large container pots for plants (like herbs) you prefer to keep separated. Or for plants that slugs seem to go after (like strawberries), use them as a collar around plants to keep slimy bugs from crawling on and eating tender leaves.
Years ago, we all got caught up in the throw-away hype. Thankfully, most of us are re-thinking bad habits we got into! If you can think of other ways to reuse the cartons, please contact me and I'll add your suggestions to this newsletter. Otherwise, before you toss stuff in the trash, try and imagine things you might do with them instead. But even if your stuff does end up in the landfill, you know what they say; "One mans' trash is another man's treasure". Maybe someone else will appreciate the things you toss:o)
This picture of Ruff on my bed was taken at the beginning of 2014, right before my little boy got sick. In the past few months though, his habits have changed and he hasn't wanted to get onto the bed anymore. It makes me sad because for 13 years, I got used to sleeping with my little fellow. Through it all, Ruff continues to fight the good fight! He is still however, a very sick little boy. If you would like to read more about the journey we've had, his page is here: Emergency Help for Ruff
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