Over the last year, I have ‘rescued’ 4 shopping carts from the beach. I contacted a retrieval service and they never picked them up. Right
now, have one out holding clothing (picked up from the beach and the other holding beach toys and tennis balls) So as usual, I was wondering how to reuse or should I just return?
After doing this post, I have really mixed emotions on my last 2 shopping carts. I want to make a rolling garden, but after reading about the cost of shopping carts and the theft issues (and it is illegal to take them). I might just have to return.
I Just Gotta Eco Ya:
- According to the Food Marketing Institute in Washington, D.C., annual shopping cart losses total more than $800 million globally and $15 million in California. San Francisco.
- Shopping Trolleys can cost a store anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000. The average cost for most stores is about $18,000.
- You probably cannot recycle shopping carts at recycling center.
- A plastic shopping cart is predominately made up of rigid plastic #2 HDPE or #5 P
- You can repair old metal shopping carts (or see below reuses)
- Sylvan Goldman was the owner of the Piggly Wiggly supermarket chain in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma invented the shopping cart in 1936 as a way to get customers to purchase more items at one time.
- 24,000 children are injured each year in shopping carts
1.) Use as transportation. Either put one in from of the bike in the middle or after. You can even make go-karts.
3.) Shopping Cart Rocket
4.) Super Shopper Chopper
5.) In the middle as a carrier
6.) Shopping Cart Furniture.
7.) As a bird cage
8.) As Art
9.) In the garden
10.) As a grill
11.) As a kiln
12.) In the kitchen a a rolling Storage Rack
13.) Or as a rolling butcher block
13.) Use for exercise. ( little dangerous)
14.) Use as a storage in the laundry room, garage.
15.) Make a float
16.) Put on top of the car as a car rack.
17.) Put on the bottom of the car to move it.
18.) Make a Christmas Tree
20.) Use a signs
21.) What else: A chicken coop