Posts tagged milk cartons
7:58 pm - Sun, Mar 24, 2013
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Brilliant! And a great addition to the "beverage carton-repurposing" idea file.
Spotted on Facebook, on the Grow Food, Not Lawns community gardening page here. (If you’re aware of the original source, please tell us — I wasn’t able to track it down.)
Other garden-related ideas can be found in earlier Unconsumption posts here and here.

Brilliant! And a great addition to the "beverage carton-repurposing" idea file.

Spotted on Facebook, on the Grow Food, Not Lawns community gardening page here. (If you’re aware of the original source, please tell us — I wasn’t able to track it down.)

Other garden-related ideas can be found in earlier Unconsumption posts here and here.

7:43 pm - Mon, Feb 25, 2013
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urbangreens:

submitted by Louise Faulkner

Source here, @Louiseann666, apparently, on Instagram.

urbangreens:

submitted by Louise Faulkner

Source here, @Louiseann666, apparently, on Instagram.

7:51 am - Sun, Feb 17, 2013
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Stickers + empty cartons = fire trucks! 
Why not turn packaging into simple toys?
Reusable stickers, printed on 100% recycled, uncoated paper, via Box Play for Kids, mentioned previously on Unconsumption here. 

Stickers + empty cartons = fire trucks! 

Why not turn packaging into simple toys?

Reusable stickers, printed on 100% recycled, uncoated paper, via Box Play for Kids, mentioned previously on Unconsumption here

4:12 pm - Tue, Jan 8, 2013
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A pavilion built ground-up from 45,000 recycled milk cartons. Tetrabrik Pavilion, in Grenada, Spain, was built in 2011 by CUAC Arquitectura and Sugarplatform to fête World Recycling Day; made from cartons collected from more than 100 colleges in Granada, the structure went on to set the Guinness World Record for largest structure built from recycled materials, standing about 100 feet long by 50 feet wide. 

(via Inside the World’s Largest Structure Made From Milk Cartons - Globe Trotting - Curbed National)
Some earlier milk carton reuse examples here, and here.

A pavilion built ground-up from 45,000 recycled milk cartons. Tetrabrik Pavilion, in Grenada, Spain, was built in 2011 by CUAC Arquitectura and Sugarplatform to fête World Recycling Day; made from cartons collected from more than 100 colleges in Granada, the structure went on to set the Guinness World Record for largest structure built from recycled materials, standing about 100 feet long by 50 feet wide. 

(via Inside the World’s Largest Structure Made From Milk Cartons - Globe Trotting - Curbed National)

Some earlier milk carton reuse examples here, and here.

4:22 pm - Tue, Oct 23, 2012
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Two things Tuesday: Milk cartons
Got milk (cartons)?
Turn an empty milk or juice carton into a bird feeder or a bird house.

Photos: Top: Kaboose.com. Bottom: Youthworks Practice.

Two things Tuesday: Milk cartons

Got milk (cartons)?

Turn an empty milk or juice carton into a bird feeder or a bird house.

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Photos: Top: Kaboose.com. Bottom: Youthworks Practice.

3:25 pm - Thu, Jul 12, 2012
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pseudoselfaware:


Genius!


This photo, which has been making the rounds here on Tumblr, and on Pinterest and Facebook, shows us a simple plastic jug repurposing idea: Cut off the handle part of a discarded plastic container, and use it as a scoop/shovel/dustpan. (Genius, indeed!) Chances are, you’ve seen it already.
What you probably haven’t seen, though, are other jug uses from the person who initially circulated this photo [actually, these photos (plural)].
I (Molly) dug around online and found this source, a Naver blog, for the above photos. On that Naver blog, I also spotted this post highlighting this shoe storage idea: Maximize shelf space by “stacking” shoes in … plastic jugs! Also genius!



For a more whimsical use of plastic jugs, making toy trucks from them (as featured in this earlier Unconsumption post) still gets high marks from me. 
Tell us if you’ve come across other plastic container-related reuse ideas that you think we should know about.

pseudoselfaware:

Genius!

This photo, which has been making the rounds here on Tumblr, and on Pinterest and Facebook, shows us a simple plastic jug repurposing idea: Cut off the handle part of a discarded plastic container, and use it as a scoop/shovel/dustpan. (Genius, indeed!) Chances are, you’ve seen it already.

What you probably haven’t seen, though, are other jug uses from the person who initially circulated this photo [actually, these photos (plural)].

I (Molly) dug around online and found this source, a Naver blog, for the above photos. On that Naver blog, I also spotted this post highlighting this shoe storage idea: Maximize shelf space by “stacking” shoes in … plastic jugs! Also genius!

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For a more whimsical use of plastic jugs, making toy trucks from them (as featured in this earlier Unconsumption post) still gets high marks from me. 

Tell us if you’ve come across other plastic container-related reuse ideas that you think we should know about.

(Source: , via dizzymaiden)

10:18 am - Tue, Apr 3, 2012
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Why not wrap empty milk cartons in scrap fabric — and use as planters? 
I know. I know. I’ve been on a spring planting kick lately.
But this simple milk-carton-wrapped-in-fabric reuse idea from Camilla Fabbri of the Family Chic blog (mentioned previously here, here, and here) is worth sharing, especially this week, as some folks are looking at decor sorts of ideas for Easter.

Why not wrap empty milk cartons in scrap fabric — and use as planters? 

I know. I know. I’ve been on a spring planting kick lately.

But this simple milk-carton-wrapped-in-fabric reuse idea from Camilla Fabbri of the Family Chic blog (mentioned previously here, here, and here) is worth sharing, especially this week, as some folks are looking at decor sorts of ideas for Easter.

7:13 pm - Sun, Apr 1, 2012
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Here’s another simple gardening-related repurposing idea:
DIY “watering can” — made from a plastic jug
This photo showing small openings made by pushing a hot needle into the top of a plastic container is making the rounds on Pinterest.
For how-to / DIY details, see A journey to a dream blog.

Here’s another simple gardening-related repurposing idea:

DIY “watering can” — made from a plastic jug

This photo showing small openings made by pushing a hot needle into the top of a plastic container is making the rounds on Pinterest.

For how-to / DIY details, see A journey to a dream blog.

8:07 pm - Wed, Jan 4, 2012
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How-to: Make “wallets” out of juice or milk cartons. 
Visit FamilyFun.go.com for a video tutorial and printable template. (Note: The video automatically plays when the site’s opened; you may want to turn down your device’s volume before opening the site.)
(Spotted on a Crafting a Green World Pinterest board.)
For information about cartons and carton recycling, which is a part of curbside pickup in some cities, check out this Earth911 page and/or RecycleCartons.com. 

How-to: Make “wallets” out of juice or milk cartons. 

Visit FamilyFun.go.com for a video tutorial and printable template. (Note: The video automatically plays when the site’s opened; you may want to turn down your device’s volume before opening the site.)

(Spotted on a Crafting a Green World Pinterest board.)

For information about cartons and carton recycling, which is a part of curbside pickup in some cities, check out this Earth911 page and/or RecycleCartons.com

5:11 pm - Fri, Aug 13, 2010
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Craftzine.com blog : Recycled Craft Supply Organizers: “Use recycled half-gallon milk jugs as convenient containers for colored pencils, markers, and other craft supplies. This is a perfect trick for kids’ supplies.”

Craftzine.com blog : Recycled Craft Supply Organizers: “Use recycled half-gallon milk jugs as convenient containers for colored pencils, markers, and other craft supplies. This is a perfect trick for kids’ supplies.”

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