Upcycle: How To Take The Ink Off Plastic Food Containers

repurposing recycled food containers

Being thrifty and reusing plastic food containers from the store is not new. But did you know that taking the ink off of an empty food container such as sour cream or whipped cream is easy. You can then use the plain container to give a food gift or for a craft project, or for storage containers you can label yourself.

Acetone (fingernail polish remover)
A cloth rag (it'll get ink on it so pick wisely!)

Pour some acetone onto the cloth and rub the container to remove the ink. It'll take a little elbow grease, but should start to come off right away. Some of the brighter colors like red require the most patience.
Here's what my first rub with acetone took off:
Enjoy this quick and easy project!
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