Day 16: Reused Cardboard Packaging as Storage

Day 16: Reused Cardboard Packaging
Instead of throwing away the cardboard packaging for some item that I bought, I cut off the top and am using it to store items.

ButterBudgeting has 15 Creative Ways to Reuse Small Boxes. Here are some of them:

  • By cutting off the top and part of the side of the box, you can use it as a magazine holder.
  • Empty boxes are great for arts and crafts collages.
  • Open an empty cereal box and let your young child have fun coloring on the inside.

According to RethinkRecycling: Nearly 30% of our trash is packaging. A lot of it is cardboard that can be reused or recycled.

It would be great if we could totally eliminate the trash, but reusing works as well.

What was your simple green act for the day?

  • adawakeman42
    Nice idea! I always have boxes around because I move about allot. I think it's just better to reuse the same boxes every time than have to buy boxes again. It's cheaper and greener. One of the boxes I use it all the time as a laundry basket well, which is pretty useful
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