It can be hard to know what to do with plastic waste. It’s everywhere, but it’s not always easy to recycle it. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to reuse or repurpose old plastic containers and bags so you don’t have to throw them away!
Recycle your plastic containers.
Plastic containers can be recycled. Look for the triangle with the number 1, 2 or 5 on it. Recycle your plastic containers by putting them in the blue bin.
If you have any other questions about recycling at home, please visit www.ottawa.ca/recycle or call 3-1-1 (311).
Turn old plastic containers into something useful.
When you’re done with your plastic containers, don’t just throw them out! There are many ways to reuse old plastic containers for storage, crafts and more.
- Use them as food storage containers in the kitchen. You can store leftovers or fresh produce in these. They’re also great for keeping dry goods like sugar or flour from getting contaminated by moisture. If you have kids who like to play with their food (or pets who do), this might be a good option for them!
- Make small items like buttons or beads into jewelry by storing them inside of plastic containers that have lids on top of each other–it’ll keep all those tiny pieces together so no one loses anything important during cleanup time later down the road when everyone’s ready to get back outside again after lunch break is over;)
Another idea would be using some old Tupperware™ containers: …