I enjoy using products intended for one purpose for a different purpose instead of throwing them away. I'm always looking for odd things that can be used in my garden. One example is the clear plastic tubs with snap on lids that salad greens are packed in at the grocery store. They serve me well to grow lettuce or seedlings in under lights.
I gave my wife a box of those "Queen Anne" brand of cherry filled, chocolate cordials for Valentines day. They use plastic trays inside the box to help spread out the candies. It makes it look like you are buying a large box of candy when in fact, you are buying a large box with very few candies in it.
I noticed today that the plastic trays used to separate the candies in the box should work well as seed starting trays as you can see in the following photos. I used a coir pellet for each receptacle. I should have split each pellet in half because I had to throw half of the expanded coir away.
I like the small seed starting trays because I normally only germinate a few seeds of each variety. The candy box came with three of the trays and three trays will fit nicely into one of those clear plastic salad boxes with the lid snapped on to prevent them drying out.
How have you reused products most people would toss in the trash?