Yes, I’m a recycler, a re-purposer and an upcycler too! The human race produces way too much waste on a daily basis, especially in the Western part of the world. So it’s wise to have some practical ideas to reduce the amount of waste that heads to our local landfills and recycling plants.
Today I am sharing 20 ways to reuse your egg cartons. Yes they can be recycled, but why, when they can be repurposed?
Egg cartons are versatile and can be used in the following ways:
- Start seedlings
- Donate them to a local chicken farmer or to an elementary school for crafts
- Organize hardware
- Great insulation for noise reduction
- Organize bulk barn items
- A food source for worm farms
- Organize hair accessories
- Paint mixing palette
- Organize craft supplies, like beads, findings, and other small items
- Use the lids as kitchen drawer dividers
- Make a preschooler sorting
- Make firestarters
- Feed your composter
- Use an egg carton to hold your small toy components like Barbie shoes and accessories
- Use as a disposable glue pot
- Organize Christmas ornaments
- Make a simple bird feeder using a flat egg carton (or open a regular 12 pack and but it in half, so you have the lid and the bottom, add yarn to hang it
- Great for crafts, check out the amazing animals you can create with Rudy Haas, Hans Blohm and David Suzuki
- Cut individual cups to create your own packing material
- Need a recipe book holder or iPad stand in the kitchen? Use an open egg carton as a stand
TIP: Make sure you start with clean egg cartons which haven’t had broken eggs inside.
And if upcycling or repurposing your egg cartoons is too much of a bother, please recycle and/or donate them instead. What do you do with your egg cartons?