Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What'cha Gonna Do With that Plastic Bottle?

A little ingenuity goes a long way.  Take a soda bottle, for instance.  You buy it, you drink it, you're done with it in 20 minutes or so (given the size).  You've got 2 choices.  Trash it or recycle it.  Hopefully by now, we all know the latter one is the better option!!

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!





And my favorite:  Rocket Blaster!

Diet Coke image from; All other Images from 

Special thanks to my West Coast Partner-In-Green for sending this my way!!

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