Re-using your packaging

06/12/2012 13:58

When you buy a luxury or well made product, often it's packaging is in some way re-usable. In todays throw away world it is highly important that we take advantage of these re-using and recycling opportunities, to help the environment and to find cheaper alternatives to otherwise expensive products.

Tea Chloe Chocolat

Image from Chloe Chocolat

Tea caddy are an excellent form of packaging to keep and reuse, made for tea specifically it is great for keeping tea that didn't come in a proper package. This pink tea caddy is very feminine packaging and is highly suitable for female tea lovers. The metal is also quite durable so you could re-use this packaging again and again.


Jack Daniel's Soap Dispenser - Upcycled Glass Bottle

Image from Etsy

Alcohol bottles are generally made from quite good quality glass and if it was a good quality alcohol brand then it'll have a nice label too, great for re-using. Small spirit bottles like the one shown above would make a great soap dispenser, larger spirit bottles are great for holding sweets such as m&m's or skittles.

Cheesecake in a Jar  YIELD: 4-6 servings depending on size of jars used  INGREDIENTS:  ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar  zest of one lemon  2 packages cream cheese, 8 oz each; room temperature  2 large eggs; room temperature  ¼ cup heavy cream  1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract    1 cup fresh berries    DIRECTIONS:  1. Preheat oven to

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Jar packaging from jam and other glass products are great for baking cheesecakes, cupcakes or jam. Individual desserts are very popular for dinner parties so re-using your packaging means you don't have to purchase any expensive glass pots.