We haven’t been buying milk jugs recently because we don’t go through it fast enough, but we do accumulate a lot of cartons. One great way to upcycle cartons I learned from my friend. Her husband saves them up, cuts off the top, and then fits two together (one inside the other) so that it is a solid block with both ends closed. They make great stacking blocks for the kiddos to build forts or whatever their imagination can think of.
Here’s Ellie playing with a few that my friend made. We’re starting up our collection now.
Want to avoid the waste altogether? There could be places or farms near you that sell milk in glass jugs. You pay a bottle deposit and get money back when you return the glass for more. I have heard that the David’s Natural Market near me does this, but I have yet to go check it out.
What other ways have you seen or used cartons?
More posts from this month’s challenge can be read here.
This post is part of the (#freefromtrash) hosted by Calley, The Eco Chic, and is part of a one month challenge to create from trash. This challenge will hopefully open your eyes to the number of items that we still end up trashing every day that could be used by ourselves or our kids to create fun and useful items. To find out more about the challenge and to see other projects click on over to Calley’s announcement post.