Ever wonder what to do with a broken terra cotta pot? First, there are myriad uses around the house. You can fill a new terra cotta pot with shards to help with drainage and aerate the potting soil. But if you ever dispose of terra cotta, there's no need to feel bad: It will eventually biodegrade. Some organic food brands are forgoing plastic and using terra cotta to package everything from condiments to yogurt, too. So choosing these items can help you go plastic-free in case you're more brown thumb than green.
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