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Recycled Bottles

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Earlier in the week I was talking to Mark61 about recycling plastic bottles, and what had been done in Salisbury Cathedral as an exhibition. Pillars had been built in the Cloisters with plastic bottles. Well yesterday I went in to see this, and thought it was fantastic what had been done with them. There must have been about 50 pillars, the bottles are all filled with water and fibre optic leads put in each bottle. When it gets dusk the effect is beautiful as each pillar lights up. Unfortunately I couldnt wait till dusk, but have taken a picture from the newspaper to show the effect. Thought some of you might be interested.

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it looks very effective,

26 Feb, 2011

 

Yes the photos don't do it justice really

26 Feb, 2011

 

I do hope thats rainwater

26 Feb, 2011

 

very effective. :o)

26 Feb, 2011

 

I really don't know Steve. Thanks for your comment Helen.

26 Feb, 2011

 

Aren't they pretty? A nice addition to the stained glass too.

26 Feb, 2011

 

Yes, by all accounts it is very pretty when all lit up. Unfortunately it is all being dismantled today after several weeks.

26 Feb, 2011

 

A lovely effect. Very imaginative.
They can be a problem though. The beaches on the Saudie side of the Red Sea are just covered with them; they move in and out with the tide!
I put some elder flower champagne into two 2litre bottles last year, put them in the garden shed and forgot about them - - - a few days later we thought a bomb had gone off outside- could have been quite nasty!! Under statement!

26 Feb, 2011

 

Wow, as you say, that could have been nasty. , If only people would be a little more careful with them, instead of throwing them about.

26 Feb, 2011

 

Goodness thats brilliant! We are lucky, our council recycles plastic so we get a collection every week.

26 Feb, 2011

 

Our council collects fortnightly.

26 Feb, 2011

 

My OH was very good...before collections started, he used to walk to the nearest plastic bank with ours and our neighbours plastic.

26 Feb, 2011

 

Brilliant. Well done OH.

26 Feb, 2011

 

That's lovely and must have taken a lot of time and patience to achieve! : o )

26 Feb, 2011

 

Interesting idea ... very colourful ! :o)

26 Feb, 2011

 

It certainly must have Shirley, I couldnt believe how many were there.
The imagination of some people - it is interesting Terra.

26 Feb, 2011

 

Think its great, alot of patience needed when it was being done.

26 Feb, 2011

 

I agree Clarice. Its a shame they have to take it down.

26 Feb, 2011

 

great ideas and looks great

26 Feb, 2011

 

thats great Cinderella..i have seen similar at festivals. its amazing how they come to life with the lights. :-)

26 Feb, 2011

 

thanks Paul. Yes Sandra, I am sure they look good when lit. Wish I could have stayed longer until dusk, I am sure it was transformed then.

26 Feb, 2011

 

It must be a wonderful sight.

26 Feb, 2011

 

great idea cinders, thanx for showing them.

26 Feb, 2011

 

I'm sure it is Hywel.

Thank you San

26 Feb, 2011

 

thats very clever salisbury cathedral ~ one of my favourite places ~ the font they have is amazing!
thanks cinderella
how do you make the elderflower champagne driad?

27 Feb, 2011

 

Your welcome

27 Feb, 2011

 

I like this idea very much Cinderella!

17 Mar, 2011

 

Clever idea isnt it Richard. You OK , haven't heard from you lately.

17 Mar, 2011

 

I'm fine thanks Cinderella I have been slacking a bit on here but I will try and keep up to date now. Thanks for asking :-)

17 Mar, 2011

 

I wonder if someone decided to build a greenhouse out of them when the Cathedral took them down. It is a great bit of recycling.

5 Apr, 2011

 

Thats an idea ! I never heard what happened to them.

5 Apr, 2011

 

did the cathedral take them down or are they still there?

wouldnt mind trying to make one myself?! dont have enough bottles tho ~ perhaps i will make a bluehouse or a redhouse??

5 Apr, 2011

 

Sticki they were taken down by the artist that put them there as far as I know. Clever idea though wasnt it. Maybe you could start smaller and make a cold frame with some, you wouldnt need so many

5 Apr, 2011

 

its a really good idea i certainly agree ~ and even better they really look quite attractive.
did you see that clever font they have there?

5 Apr, 2011

 

Just come across this wonderful display of recycling or alternative use of plastic bottles. Thanks for showing us Cinderella. I see Driad remarked about the Red Sea Saudie coast covered in bottles. There is a huge area somewhere in The Pacific of floating plastic debris too. I use them in the soil for watering when we get dry, as we often do in Essex. Also for treating bindwood. We don't use many bottles. So I sneakily pick them up on the way to get the paper or go to the post. I wonder where they go when they are in the river near us? Anyway I'm doing my eccentric bit for recycling too.

21 Jun, 2011

 

Well done Dorjac, I think most of us gardeners use these bottles to a certain degree, they can be quite useful. But when you think how many there are the mind boggles what happens to them. This exhibition was quite something really, with fibre optics in each bottle it looked fantastic at night.

21 Jun, 2011

 

Just looked again at those pics ,Cinders . They really are lovely . Well done !

21 Jun, 2011

 

thank you :o))

21 Jun, 2011

 

Cinders...have you seen the blog I wrote recently about recycling plastic bottles? There was a link in my blog to a recycling project that is really very interesting. Take a peek at the blog if you'd like to read more about it :)

25 Jun, 2011

 

Thanks J, will take a look

25 Jun, 2011

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