Do you recycle food containers when you’ve used their contents, or throw them away? The better of the two options is to recycle where you can, but there is another option – to reuse them. Here I suggest some alternative uses for food containers.
1. Water Bowls
Photo Credit: dbmboise - Shanghai through my eyes
I usually buy water in large 5 litre bottles, and used to put them straight into recycling after use. Then it occurred to me that they would make great water bowls for my cats. I cut off the end of the bottle to make a dish about 3-4’’ high, which holds a good amount of water. When I finish the next bottle, I recycle the old ‘dish’.