March 6, 2013
By Ed Marroni
Most everything can be recycled when one learns about it!
Of course, some of these tips were known and used by people of the distant past generations, handed down from one family to another. One example of sage wisdom passed through family members is the benefit of eggshells.
Most eggshells are discarded in the trash, but there are other uses they have besides providing us with eggs according to the Care 2 Healthy Living website.
- Eggshells can prevent DRAIN CLOGS. Keep some crushed egg in the sink drain strainer–as they break up they’ll naturally clean the pipes.
- They WHITEN CLOTHES. Toss some eggshells in a closed cheese cloth in the washer along with the clothes and notice the difference.
- They are good FERTILIZERS as long as you do not overdo it. Crushed egg shells are packed with calcium and other minerals.
- They help with PEST CONTROL. Just scatter some around the garden to deter pesky pests.
- They also prevent TOMATO BLOSSOM-END ROT. Put some egg shells at the bottom of the hole when transplanting the tomatoes.
Recycling egg shells does positively affect our earth in that it avoids the use of toxic chemicals to clean our sink clogs, to whiten our clothes and to kill garden pests. Last, but not least, when we are contributing to our Earth’s well-being we are contributing to the well-being of every person.