Since the start of the plastic industry in the 1950s, statistics revealed that plastic production had reached 8.3 billion metric tons worldwide. Only 9 % had been recycled until 2017. Scientists predict that by 2050, the ocean would have more plastic bottles than fish!
Terrifying, isn’t it? Plastic waste with all chemical toxins that react harmfully with water and ground frighteningly threatening our resources and lives. Imagine with all those waste our planet has become like a massive recycle bin which by the time gets less and less space.
Here comes the role of recycling. The more we recycle, the less waste we have and the less we need a new production. This would greatly help save energy, resources and our whole environment. So, it is much bigger than recycling some bottles, don’t you think so?
Today, we are going to give you 5 creative ideas to make the best use of empty plastic bottles that should not be wasted anymore.
Snack storage for times of fun
Coffee bottles can still be useful even with no coffee inside. Use them to store snacks, candies or seeds. You can write on the bottle or even stick an image of the stuff you’re storing to give your home the smart well-organized appearance.
Plastic planter for a green environment
Plants give you that relief feeling in times of stress anxiety. Have you ever thought your empty plastic bottles would help you get this feeling? You can use empty water bottles as an amazing small planter.
- Cut the bottle into two halves.
- Color the bottle or draw on it to give it a different look.
- Add soil and seeds and take care of your small plant.
You can put many of these little planters in any space in the house. Giving it as a present would be a pleasant surprise to your lovers.
A super easy watering can
If you liked the previous idea, then your plants need a watering can, and all it costs is an empty detergent bottle.
- Clean the bottle thoroughly and remove the label.
- Make some holes in the bottom, fill with water and that’s it.
A pen cup for your writing staff
- Just remove the top of the bottle transforming it into a cup.
- Add your special touch with some colors and accessories.
Collect your pens and painting tools in the cup putting it on your office at home or work.
A money bank for time of need
All of us as children used those small money banks for saving coins and cents. You can do the same with your children. Colour the bottle to make it attractive and make a hole they can get money through.
Recycle is a step of the 3Rs:(Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) we use to decrease our waste, save our environment and make our lives less messy. So, if you liked the article and started to rethink about recycling. So if we could help with some beneficial ideas to recycle your old bottle, please share the article or write a comment with your recommendations.