How Can I Reuse Plastic Yogurt Containers?

How Can I Reuse Plastic Yogurt Containers?

Cambria Bold
Feb 2, 2010

Q: So, I live in a place where only type 1 and 2 plastics can be recycled, and yogurt almost always come in type 5 containers. Do you know of any creative uses for them?

Sent by Kyle

Editor: Kyle, we have a few ideas! Check out this post from The Kitchn for more:

Quick Tip: 5 Ways To Reuse Yogurt Containers

A few recommended ideas in this post include using them as freezer containers, bulk bin containers, spice storage, to-go containers to send home leftovers with friends, and container garden uses. However, due to the fact that plastic breaks down, we'd hesitate using them for long term food storage, and of course, never heat food in them.

A better idea perhaps is to recycle them. How, you ask? Through Preserve's Gimme 5 Recycling Program. Choose from a list of participating retail locations that accept drop off, or mail them back to Preserve.

But perhaps our favorite idea is to make yogurt yourself at home, thus eliminating the plastic containers altogether. Check out this How-To post for instructions. It's surprisingly easy!

Other ideas for Kyle?

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