5 things you can do with your recycled metal containers


The environmental emergency is undoubtedly one of the main problems and challenges we face as a society. Climate change is a fact, as are the other problems associated with it, such as deforestation or rising sea temperatures. So what can we do to fight it? 

Nowadays there are a thousand ways to work to protect our planet and extend its life; one of them is recycling. That’s why in this post we wanted to show you 5 things you can do with your recycled metal containers. 

Are you ready to take up this challenge and play an active role in this fight? 

5 things you can do with your recycled metal containers 

At Eurobox we are known for our high quality metal packaging. Tinplate is our raw material and it has great benefits, both for the planet and for those who use it for the packaging of their products. If you want to know all of them, we recommend you read this article: Discover the benefits of tinplate, the raw material of our packaging

Plastic and cardboard are the two components that create the most waste on the planet. Hundreds of tonnes are accumulated every day around the world due to their use and, although other strategies are now being followed for product packaging, they are still the two most polluting materials in the world. 

Are you one of those who bet for a more resistant and durable packaging than the rest of the materials? Tinplate and metal packaging, like the ones we manufacture at Eurobox, are necessary for the fight against climate change and, above all, for adopting a more sustainable lifestyle. 

Some people tend to think that these types of finishes and materials are difficult to recycle, but nothing could be further from the truth. Here are 5 things you can do with your recycled metal containers. 

#1 Crafts 

Tinplate is a very useful material, especially if you have children at home. You can use this metal container to create fantastic crafts together with your children; and, most importantly, you won’t have to spend extra money to do so. 

Some of the things you can make are sculptures out of recycled cans, Christmas decorations (as Christmas is getting closer), etc… 

#2 Create a personalised planter

Can I use one of the metal containers I have as a planter? Yes, just like you read it. What’s more, you can include it in any space in your home. If you have a garden or balcony, it will look perfect with the rest of the other plants. 

However, you can also choose to design a small planter to place on the dining table as an interior decoration. Besides, apart from metal, you can use other materials you have such as tweezers to decorate it.  

#3 Get a 100% recycled jewellery box

Just as you can make an infinite number of handicrafts or flower pots, you can also choose to create customisable and sustainable objects with the metal containers you have around the house. For example, you can create a jewellery box adapted to your needs. 

Bigger, smaller, with a single compartment or with several sections. You can create the jewellery box you want in no time at all.  

#4 Candles with style

Candles are on trend and are not only used to scent a specific space, but are also part of the interior decoration of your home. The problem is that once you light them, there’s no going back. You know that at some point they will burn out and disappear, which is why you can make your own candle container. It will last much longer and you can reuse it as often as you like by changing the wax inside. 

#5 As a storage container   

Another very good option to give a second life to these metal containers, and one that most people follow, is to use these items as storage tools

For example, a biscuit tin with designer metal packaging can be used in its next life as a sewing box or to store personal things that are important to you. 

Now you know 5 things you can do with your recycled metal packaging. Have we helped you? How do you use your metal packaging once you have finished with its main use?  

If you want to know more about sustainability and metal packaging, don’t miss this article: Sustainability in your premium packaging: be part of the change

At Eurobox we design metal packaging for food, cosmetics and beverages. If you are looking for high quality packaging and design for your products, do not hesitate to contact us. 


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