What I Shed Today

lightening up a little at a time

plastic planting containers

on July 19, 2014

(revdarkwater and Nimue are on vacation with her family in the coastal Carolinas, but before they left home, they chose some items to “shed ahead.”)

I’ve saved a few bedding plant trays and pots for re-use in starting garden plants from seed, but I need only so many.* They can’t possibly be multiplying, can they? No … I know the flats contained transplants distributed by our Community Garden Network. The 4- and 6-cell packs held vegetables a friend bought but couldn’t get into the ground, so he gave them to me. The pots came with flowers Nimue bought. Fortunately, the garden center at our local big-box home improvement warehouse takes them all for recycling. It’s just a three-mile tandem ride away!

this spring and summer's yield of garden packaging

this spring and summer’s yield of garden packaging

shedding style: recycle
destination: garden center

*Inspired by the Snail of Happiness, I’m transitioning away from re-using the plastic to making starter pots of toilet paper roll tubes.

Comments welcome … do you think recycling is good, but would pay more for usefully re-usable or biodegradable packaging if you had the choice?

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