We live a few blocks from Costco which is a dangerous place to be! We frequent the mega store like it is a corner market. We buy a lot in bulk since huge seems to be the only size Costco sells.
Last year we got a popcorn machine as a family Christmas present. This turned out be be a perfect gift for our movie loving family. Shortly after Christmas we had to put the popper up high in the pantry because we were popping corn 2X a day (not good for any of our figures)! Now it is a once or twice a week popcorn fest. With all that popcorn being consumed we stock up on the kernals at Costco. They happen to come in the greatest packaging!
These are the perfect container to recycle and reuse!
I place the whole container under a slow drip of hot water and
the label peels right off.
Then once the packaging is empty I hand wash it and
fill it with any other bulk item.
A few other containers I like to reuse are:
Popping & Topping for all of that popcorn…mmm.
Cleaned out it holds homemade ranch.
The opening in the top is large enough for fresh herbs in the ranch.
Bulk instant yeast in a squeeze jam container.
Pours easily for measuring.
Those yummy nut clusters and brittle containers now hold sugars.
Easy to scoop.
Don’t just throw away that packaging recycle it and reuse it!
Update: Here is another way to reuse and recycle, check out these Costco orange boxes by clicking on the photo below