Ways To Reuse And Recycle Empty Plastic Bottles

- Aug 07, 2019-

0 million plastic bottles are thrown away each day in the United States. They work themselves into just about every aspect of our daily lives. The examples are plentiful, from water bottles to laundry detergent, to how we squeeze out our honey. You’ll likely spot one of the 50 million if you do a simple scan of the room that you’re in.

Our dependence on them makes recycling and reusing plastic bottles essential for the health of the planet. So what can we do? Completing crafty DIY projects is a great way to minimize environmental impact and even save money. Check out our list of 20 creative projects to reuse and recycle empty plastic bottles and get to work.

Create Recycled Plastic Bottle Supply Cups

Office buildings are one of the leading contributors to the rise of landfills. So, after guzzling down a Mountain Dew to kick a 2 p.m. slump, don’t just toss the bottle when you’re finished. Make plastic bottle cups to house pens and supplies at the office, or craft supplies at home. Impress your coworkers and kids with your sustainable efforts.

Reuse Coffee Creamer Containers for Snack Storage

Looking for a sustainable way to organize your kitchen counters? Repurpose old bottles into snack containers to save space on snack storage. They make pouring incredibly easy, allowing you to take all types of food on the road. Recycled coffee creamers can also be used to store sugar, salt and similar products.

 Make a DIY Plastic Bottle Planter

Cat planters from plastic bottles. Yes, this is a real thing. Spark your DIY spirit with a simple project that turns 2-liters into a useful and appealing indoor planter. Here are some simple step-by-step instructions for how to make a DIY plastic bottle planter:

  1. Cut the bottom third of a 2-liter bottle.

  2. Paint the bottle white or the color of your choice.

  3. Use parts of the rest of the bottle to cut out ears.

  4. Draw a face and other features on the bottle.

  5. Fill the bottle with seeds and soil.