A thrifty Echo Park resident named Mary G. is looking for ways to reuse all those clear plastic containers that often come home stuffed with supermarket muffins or strawberries. Yes, you can toss many of them in the blue recycle trash bin. But Mary – who admits to still using cardboard boxes rescued from her office 20 years ago – is looking for some more creative, DIY solutions:
A Midwestern friend of the Eastsider suggests saving the boxes to store Christmas ornaments or perhaps serving as some back up rain gear. Not sure if a strawberry-box-as umbrella would offer much protection but other ideas are welcome.