These days people have gained immense understanding and awareness about the ‘green’ movement and are putting an end to the practice of tossing old things out without thinking twice. People are discovering new ways of recycling and reusing old things so that they do not end up in landfills. At the same time, it can also be of immense help to someone in need. Just like any other thing, old plastic containers that you may have at home can also be recycled and reused.
Before you go out to shop for new plastic containers, let us consider some great ways by which you can recycle and reuse old plastic containers.
Old plastic containers that you may have at home but do not use anymore can be donated in various ways:
- Just like there are various business owners who purchase new plastic containers at wholesale prices, similarly there are certain business owners who buy old plastic containers for recycling and reuse.
- Various charitable organizations such as Goodwill or Salvation Army make use of plastic containers donate to them to organize their merchandises better.
- Plastic containers can be quite useful in case any of your friends or relatives are organizing a fund raiser for their religious organization, special interest club or sports team.
Give them as Gifts
If your old plastic containers are in good shape, you can make use of them as gift boxes every time you have to give someone a holiday, anniversary or birthday gift. It is better than cardboard boxes that are generally used as gift boxes since they are usually destroyed while unwrapping and have to be thrown away after each use. On the contrary, plastic containers are much more durable as well as quite versatile due to which they can be used in various ways.
Use them to Organize your Garage
Even if you are buying new plastic containers for use in your home, this does not mean that you have to throw away your old containers. You can use them to organize various spaces of your home in a better way such as your attic, garage or basement.
Give Them a Face Lift Using Creative Craft Ideas
If you cannot think of any space that you can organize using your old plastic containers or cannot give them as gifts to any friends or family members, you can still use them by applying a bit of creativity to them. Plain plastic containers can be used in various creative ways when it comes to art and craft. For instance, you can use your art supplies to decorate your old plastic containers and use them again as food scoop for the dry food of your pets.
Give them to a Recycling Center
Reusing and donating old plastic containers is a great option. However, if you are unable to make good use of these options, you can take them to a local recycling center. Check the bottom of the plastic container for recycling code. If you can’t find it, ask the recycling center to help you understand its recycling procedure.