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Repurposing IS Recycling IS Repurposing IS Recycling...

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I am always amazed at how much trash one person can generate so I try to purpose my garbage whenever I can.

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  • Denise Hawkins
    Denise Hawkins Spring Hill, FL
    on Nov 9, 2014

    OMG! Now tell me again...why haven't I thought of this! LOL My junk drawers, yes plural, I have two....look like a mess. I never eat Heat and Serve Dinners but will buy a few now :)

    • Dena H
      Dena H Walkerton, VA
      on Nov 10, 2014

      @Denise Hawkins You don't have to buy heat & serve dinners if you don't eat them. Just ask your friends who do eat them for their trash. They'll think you're nuts but you won't have to eat food you don't like and you're still helping the environment by keeping some trash out of the landfills. :-)

  • Diana Crane
    Diana Crane Palmyra, MO
    on Mar 11, 2015

    I save mine and friends give me theirs. I put leftovers in them and seal them in freezer bags with my Food saver. It saves money and it's not processed foods.

    • Neva Dew
      Neva Dew Creedmoor, NC
      on Jul 29, 2015

      @Diana Crane Me too. I also have a dozen or so of the "Le Menu" round plastic plates from 25+ years ago that I use a lot in the kitchen. Might have to give up housekeeping if they ever all break! (and I've noticed that some of the newer food packages say to not reuse the plates/trays. Hah!)

  • Diana Crane
    Diana Crane Palmyra, MO
    on Apr 10, 2015

    It saves a lot on food that would be wasted and is a quick meal when you need it. I save $100s a year doing this.

  • Joanne Hosler
    Joanne Hosler Parish, NY
    on Jun 9, 2015

    I agree Diana. Been doing this for years and giving them to elderly relatives/friends who can no longer cook. They love having a home cooked meal at their fingertips.

  • Karen Krysowaty
    Karen Krysowaty Paris, TN
    on Aug 8, 2017

    Thank you for the great idea, my elderly neighbor always worries about returning the plates I take over. It will give her piece of mind knowing she doesn't have to rush it back

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