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How to reuse plastic containers for fruits and vegetables: an original idea

Yulia PoteriankoNews
Thin plastic containers for vegetables are difficult to recycle but easy to reuse. Source: Freepik

When we buy groceries at the supermarket, we bring home a lot of plastic, including the thin containers that some berries, fruits, and vegetables are sold in. These containers are usually made of polypropylene, which is difficult to recycle.

The slogan of environmentally conscious people is: "Refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle". So, if you can't completely refuse such containers, try to find another use for them. OBOZ.UA will give you some ideas.

Organizer for ropes and threads

Such containers are convenient for storing ropes, threads, ribbons, garden twine and other similar materials. Simply thread the end through the vent and your knitting thread will never get tangled, and cutting the right amount of ribbon will be much easier. In addition, you can conveniently store several skeins in one container in this way, because it has more than one hole.

Box for seedlings

Since the plastic of such containers is easy to cut through, they can be very convenient containers for seedlings. Make a few drainage holes in the bottom, fill the container with the substrate, and sow the seeds. Close the lid and you have a miniature greenhouse. You can also grow microgreens in the same way.

Organizer of materials for creativity

If you have a child who likes to draw or sculpt, this container can become a convenient paint palette or storage box for materials. It won't be a pity to throw it away and is easy to replace if it gets dirty or damaged.

Miniature colander

If you have a garden and like to eat fruits picked directly from trees and bushes, this container can serve as a handy colander for washing them. Put the berries or small fruits in it and pour water over them. They will be ready to eat right away.

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