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wotnwhy

Creative recycling.

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So after having a busy xmas/new year, and an even more hectic start to the new year I find myself with quite a stockpile of milk bottles and green glass bottles. But there's so many (especially the glass bottles..) that even though they would be recycled, I feel like it would be a waste to take them to the tip.. :stoned:

So has anyone put their rubbish to good use? I know a few people who've built walls with bottles, but I'm in rented property so probably shouldn't do that! :wink:

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how about a plastic bottle island

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I can see that guy having a few issues if a tsunami hits...

crazy cnut lol

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50,000 beer bottles gets you one of these

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50,000 beer bottles gets you one of these

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maybe my eyes but i dont see any bottles :geek:

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maybe my eyes but i dont see any bottles

the whole dragon is mde up of fragments of beer bottles,until your up close you cant see it.

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that is awesome

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Shame you in rented property. I am also and i cant wait to have a garden that i could experiment with. I have seen videos of people using plastic bottles to make green houses that are insulated. Have a look on youtube if you wanna see it.

As for the glass bottles you have i am not sure. Maybe look in to making recycled drinking glasses. Theres loads on info out there if you put it in a search engine.

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my girlfriend does recycled craft, i'll ask her for some ideas. she found this the other day, its an art insulatuion on a beach in brazil using recycled plastic bottles. very cool

hxxp://www.zimbio.com/Art/articles/XGEqRzI7Dbe/Eco+art+installation+Mega+Fishes+beach+Brazil

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Those fishes look great.I'm always in awe of some folks creativity and thought this idea was fun :

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Gumbo.

E2A Oops sorry Pete ,you'd already mentioned it.

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being a crafter myself i've use as many of my jars and bottles as i can...

glass bottles and jars can be easily decorated to make lanterns and candle holders

fill with colored sand,marbles or pastas for decoration

filled with bath salts,bubble bath and given as gifts

fill with homemade oils and dressings(old vinegar bottles work great for this)

plastic bottles on the other hand...don't buy them so don't need to worry

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Those fishes look great.I'm always in awe of some folks creativity and thought this idea was fun :

:smokin:

Gumbo.

E2A Oops sorry Pete ,you'd already mentioned it.

Yeah thats the one Gumbo! Great minds

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I used to melt the two tops of plastic bottles together so when you screwed on each lid you got a nice little thing to hold a few grams of good bud in and the thing is actually pretty good at keeping odor down vs. a plastic bag, or ect... BTW I forgot to mention the best thing about it... it's pretty water tight...

and it cost me about 2 minutes to make on a good day.

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Forget plastic bottles, there's loads of upcycling you can do, like making a wallet out of an old bike inner tube, or perhaps masking tape. Need a sewing machine though but look around on freecycle.

Even just using tetrapaks as plant pots is a goodun.

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Take them to the tip , thjey will be made into more bottles.

If you dont the bottles will be made anyway using energy that you could have saved.

Simply finding something else to use them for isnt exactly recycling with a green perspective, you will make them into things that you may not need which kind of defeats the purpos of recycling.

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