How many milk jugs a year end up in the landfill?Americans throw away millions of plastic bottles every year. We use 2.5 million plastic bottles per day–most of them are milk jugs and water bottles. According to the EPA, milk jugs that aren’t recycled will never degrade. Well being the hostess of the contest I had to come up with my own idea. This is a free crochet pattern for a drawstring crayon tote using an empty milk jug for the base.It did not photograph well but it is really cute.This pattern is my own design that I worked really hard on so please do not copy it to your site and take credit. I would welcome a link. Don't forget to enter the free monthly contest by leaving a comment with your best idea for recycling a milk jug. I'll award the prize on February 1 2009 as well as posting next months trash object.