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Kitty Litter Containers

Discussion in 'Trash To Treasure - Joys Of Recycling' started by Avalon1984, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Feb 7, 2018
    Britesea

    Britesea Sustainability Master

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    I wouldn't want to risk the endocrine disruptor by using this long term, but for emergency use- absolutely. Even if there was some leaching, I think it would be small potatoes compared to the dangers of contaminated or NO water.
    You could also hedge your bets on this by periodically emptying and refilling the containers. Also, it would be a good idea to used a bit of bleach in the water to keep it safe in storage from any possible contamination. I believe the numbers are "21 for safety".... 2 drops of unscented household bleach per 1 liter of water.
     
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    Calista

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    Yes, I'm already thinking like you do in changing out the water each gardening season, using it on plants and trees. Some extra peace of mind.
     
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    Calista

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    And just a refresher on some of the many creative ways to reuse these containers:

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    sumi

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    They are very useful! I like ice cream tubs for the same reason. There is so much you can do with them afterwards.

    Talking of which, our local Chinese take-out sends most of their meals in lunchbox size plastic tubs with lids. I kept all the ones I go so far and reuse them to freeze fruit in for smoothies and general use around the kitchen. They are so handy! I can't believe how many I see tossed in the trash in the street bins (no, I haven't rescued any yet!)
     
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    the funny farm6

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    Our Chinese uses either the same or similar! I save them for hubby's lunchbox! That way I'm not out much if they don't make it home.
     
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    the funny farm6

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    I have lots of the square yellow tidy cat containers with the red lids. Have used them for lots of things. I store rabbit, chicken, and dog/ cat food in them. If the lid breaks where the bend is in the lid, I leave the rest of the lid on and turn it on its side so the rest of the lid provides a lip. Then I use those for rabbit or chicken nest boxes. I have a couple in the house that I store fabric and yarn in. One I keep extra medical supply's in. One in the barn with medical stuff for the animals.
     

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