As earthlings and pup parents, we need to be mindful of our carbon footprint, so let’s create a healthier environment for future pups and their humans. Recycling, reusing, and reducing our waste output can make a profound impact on the backyard we all share: our planet.
Reusing Ollie packaging is a simple way we can all reduce our pawprint. We asked our pack to think inside the box when coming up with these creative ideas for upcycling our iconic delivery box.
Whether training or entertaining, whipping up a puzzle with recyclables is a great activity for your pup. Hide their treats in a nosework exercise or noisebox game for some fun mental stimulation.
Set up a designated box to collect gently-used dog toys and gear. Once it is full, donate the items to a local shelter or humane society.
Food pantries, resale shops, and other non-profits may also benefit from the boxes themselves. If you are unsure, call them before dropping anything off.
Save on school supplies for your kids’ projects by reusing your cardboard boxes. It doesn’t have to be a doggy diorama, either. Boxes are useful for containing the chaos of any project that requires messy stuff like spray paint, glue, or glitter.
We know what you’re thinking: cardboard boxes belong in the garage or storage closet. Cardboard boxes are only the first ingredient in these projects. Get creative and organize your pup’s toys with cute and crafty storage solutions!
Follow along with a DIY storage tote guide to create your own chic and unique solution for all those squeaker toys and leashes.
No need to take a Sharpie to these easy-to-locate moving boxes—they’re already labeled! Save money and pack your dog’s belongings in Ollie boxes for your next move.
If you’re not moving, consider giving away your boxes. Check out your local buy-nothing groups or share them on Craigslist’s free section. You’ll likely find someone with an upcoming move who’s more than willing to take them off your hands.
Upgrade your “reusable bag” for quick grocery trips. This tactic will be familiar to those who shop at stores like Aldi, but it is also useful for trips to the local farmer’s market.
Are you ready to get your hands dirty? These ideas are perfect for some good old-fashioned messiness.
Consider keeping a box of towels and other cleaning supplies in the trunk of your car. This can save the day (and your car’s interior) after a muddy hike or a particularly dirty trip to the dog park.
Cardboard boxes are compostable, making them ideal containers for composting and gardening. You can also use boxes to avoid getting soil everywhere when repotting plants indoors.
We hope these upcycling tips have inspired you to think creatively about how to reuse your Ollie boxes and reduce your pawprint. Every small action can make a big impact. Let’s work together to create a healthier environment for future pups and their humans.
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14 March 2022
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