When I walk down the cereal aisle, I see my childhood. My mouth waters for the sugary sweet cereals that I once coveted. Growing up, my mom only allowed me to eat them on very special occasions. When I was finally on my own and could eat anything I pleased, I realized I was more attracted to the colorful box art than the overly sweet contents.

On recycling nights I find myself eyeing the brightly colored graphics coming from the recycling bins, and I usually can’t pass by without filling up with an armful of these treasures. The mighty cereal box’s sturdy structure can easily be transformed into projects packed with a full serving of recycled fiber.