The Many Uses of a Re-Purposed Tote — Share Yours!

Debra Murphy, 2013

The first rule of the 3Rs (no, not Fight Club) is to reduce, then comes reuse ahead of the third R — recycle.

Farmers are already reducing total plastic needed by buying crop protection products in large totes vs. jugs, but those large totes need to find a final home eventually, too.

Of course, farmers are the kings and queens of re-purposing, and, as the examples show below, large totes are finding a new lease on life on more than a few farms.

Send us your photos (email Lyndsey at [email protected]), or tweet us @realagriculture, and we’ll post your best re-purpose idea here!

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Lyndsey Smith

Lyndsey Smith is a field editor for RealAgriculture. A self-proclaimed agnerd, Lyndsey is passionate about all things farming but is especially thrilled by agronomy and livestock production.


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