It’s great to be able to use plastic food containers for other uses once they’ve served their original purpose. But you may not want your new storage container, for example, to have nutritional information written all over it. So in cases like these, you can try out this tip from I Heart Earth.

All you’ll need to remove the printing on your containers is pure acetone (located near finger nail polish removers in the store), a rag and a container (like a dish pan). Here’s what you do:

In a dish pan, pour enough acetone on the rag to saturate it. (Make sure you are in a well ventilated area and are wearing gloves.) Then wrap the rag around the container and let it sit for 3-5 minutes. It may take longer depending on what brand container you are working on. […]Check the container by rubbing the paint. If it wipes off, you are good to go! Just keep wiping! It’ll come right off. If it doesn’t come of easily, keep soaking. You may need to re-saturate your rag.

Thanks to I Heart Earth for the tip!