Creative reuses for lemon juice (Jif) plastic lemons this Pancake Day
There are loads of creative reuses for these fun plastic containers, but before you rush out to buy them first try these other options for a squirt of lemon on your pancakes;
Option number 1 – Buy fresh lemons! Great fresh taste and environmentally the right option as you can compost the waste. If you have a freezer – save any excess in ice cube trays for future use.
Option number 2 – Buy lemon juice that comes in recyclable glass bottles.
Option number 3 – Buy a larger plastic container and check if it can be recycled. According to the plastic lemon shaped containers they can be recycled – but it doesn’t give the type of plastic – so not easy to know how to recycle it.
Option number 4 – Discover a re-created use for these fun plastic lemons.
These are some of the ideas offered over on Recycle This blog and more.
Keep and reuse as Christmas decorations next year – or as a quirky outdoor tree dressing feature – haven’t you always wanted a lemon tree?
Alternative water pistols for children (and big kids) – or brilliant bath toys
Collect them and use them in a decorative fruit bowl
Collect and fix onto LED fairy lights as a ‘fresh’ lighting feature in your kitchen. LED lights don’t get hot so these should be fine to use with plastic.
Cut a scoop off the top and use a row of them for growing herbs in the window sill – lemon balm perhaps. Don’t forget to pierce some holes for drainage!
Use in children’s imaginative shopping and house play. Collect them in a small mesh bag with a fake price label along with single-use cereal boxes stuffed with cardboard and wrapped with packaging tape for durability, egg cartons, milk jugs, and other packaging.
With a bit of work they could be used as a mould for soap or a candle with some lemon scent.
Use as a container for a favourite lemony essential oil mix.
Fill them with paint, and use them to make Spin-Art or Jackson Pollock inspired painting.
Use them as ice blocks for your water jug in the summer. Fill them with water and freeze – leaving a little room for expansion.
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