Reuse: 5 great ideas to avoid throwing away plastic bottles and help the environment

Photo: Oleg Magni
Almost every day we consume beverages and foods that are packaged in plastic bottles, so hundreds of these containers are thrown away in our lifetime. Due to climate change and globalization, a great movement for the conservation of our planet Earth has arisen, and one task in favor of this initiative is to reduce garbage and recycle or reuse the objects that we usually throw away.
To reuse plastic bottles and reduce the tons of waste produced each year, we bring you 5 fantastic ideas easy to carry out so that you can start recycling right now.

???? Cat shaped flower pots

You must cut the bottle around its circumference at a minimum height of 3-4 centimeters from the base, leaving two peaks about 3 centimeters apart, making allusion to the ears of a cat. Then, paint them all white or beige and draw the cat’s eyes, ears, nose, mouth and whiskers with black paint. Finally, you open two small holes at the top of the sides and tie a thin rope to hang it, ready! They look this good:


????Irrigation system

This idea consists of making small holes along the length and width of the plastic bottle, then a hose connected to the water supply pipe must be inserted through its nozzle, and this area must be sealed with adhesive tape. Turn on the water supply and presto, you have an easy, convenient and economical water irrigation system.



To create a broom from plastic bottles, you must cut the base of 4 bottles, which are of similar size and shape. Then you must insert a wooden stick through the mouthpiece and hammer a nail to hold them in place. Finally you must cut the bottles into thin strips, and thus you will be able to sweep efficiently.


???? Cups

To realize this idea we will also reuse the cd’s or covers as a base. The plastic bottle should be cut in half, horizontally. You can use the top part with the lid on and in this part you should put glue to attach it to the center of the cd. Then you can paint it any color you want. You can use it to serve drinks or as containers. Double function!


All these ideas serve to give a new use to plastic bottles, and consequently, we are reducing the amount of garbage, as well as saving money.

Photo: Oleg Magni

Because you shouldn’t buy things that you can make with your own hands and a couple of old bottles! ????