But wait! Do you only have 2 choices? Last time I checked, there were 3 R's. Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Now if you're like me, you're not going to be able to go very long reducing the caffeine intake. I need me my Diet Coke, I'm tellin' ya!
(By the way, sideline commentary: an aluminum can can be back on the shelf in six weeks, making it a better recyclable option than plastic. But I digress!!)
So "reducing" might not be your "R" of choice--especially in this case. We've already talked about "recycling." So what does that leave? "Reusing."
Now, you could head over to Pinterest and go nuts on the DIY sites, or one link could get you to a plethora of plastic plans from decorative, to functional, to just plain cool. MetaPicture posted this article August 4th: "Some People Just Throw Plastic Bottles Away, Others Make This..."
Here's just a sampling of the cool things on the MetaPicture site. Definitely take time to check out more!! The napkin rings, lake boat, and spoon lamp were also pretty darn nifty!
Diet Coke image from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7f/Diet_Coke_Mentos.jpg/220px-Diet_Coke_Mentos.jpg; All other Images from http://themetapicture.com/some-people-just-throw-plastic-bottles-away-others-make-this/
Special thanks to my West Coast Partner-In-Green for sending this my way!!