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The Green Life: Green Your Old Stuff: Egg Cartons

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January 26, 2011

Green Your Old Stuff: Egg Cartons

Egg carton Repurposing old household items is a great way to reduce waste and avoid making new purchases. This week's tips, then, are about reusing everyday items to clean and smarten up your home.

Tip #3: How to reuse egg cartons

Finishing your eggs doesn't have the be the end of the carton. Perfect for organizing small items like thumbtacks, safety pins, paper clips, even jewelry, egg cartons' bottom halves make useful drawer or desk organizers. Green thumbs can use egg cartons as containers in which to start plants: Poke a few holes in the bottom, add some soil and a couple of seeds, and place on a sunny windowsill. And when you're done with your egg cartons, don't send them to the landfill — throw them in the compost pile instead.

Tell us: How do you reuse egg cartons?

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