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Recycling plastic bottles


I have uncovered the most wonderful and exciting page on Facebook today that shows all the products that can be made from recycling plastic bottles.

Water storage tanks, seats, dog houses, wasp catchers, plant holders… endless list (accompanying photos are also on their FB page).

It may interest some of my GoY friends to take a peek at what they are doing. It also highlights a BIG problem with discarded plastic drinking bottles as the turtle population are trying to eat them and it’s killing or injuring them severely!

Here’s the link if you’d like to take a look

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brill - wil check it out on the FB page :):):):)

12 Jun, 2011


I have ssen the info and it is really amazing what they can do!
There is no excuse for discarding rubbish in anything other than a bin. We have brought all our children up to put rubbish in the bin or in a pocket until one is available.
They all recycle rubbish as well.
At work, all the outdoor animal food troughs and water containers are made from recycled car tyres! They are sturdy, last for ages and the deer can't destroy them when they are rutting!

12 Jun, 2011


Totally agree, GDad....I was very shocked when we moved to the UK from Canada to discover here in Merseyside that people just throw their rubbish wherever they happen to be...even stood next to a bin. Our children (now adults) are both very observant of disposing of rubbish and recycling too.

Making water containers from recycled car tyres seems a good idea...I can understand you need something so strong with the deer rutting!

I did wonder if the doghouse would get too hot for him though but haven't seen a reply to my question on their photos of the doghouse as yet.

12 Jun, 2011


There's some smart ideas out there. I get through about two plastic bottles a year, so it will take forever to try any of those creations.

13 Jun, 2011


Its such a shame about all the damage that can be done just with packaging... something we rip off and discard without thinking, but which does not degrade for such a long time. Its nice that recycling is becoming a bigger thing now.

13 Jun, 2011


I have seen that page realy good :)

13 Jun, 2011


Brilliant! Thanks for that info. Fantastic use of bottles.

16 Jun, 2011


hi Whinstonlass, they gave an answer to your heat question!
this page is amazing thanks for the heads up. xx

23 Jun, 2011


Oh ta Claire...I'll pop along and see what they have said. :)

Seems the dog house is working just fine for them and so far no problems from it overheating as they've got it placed in a shaded area and will keep an eye in case it does get too warm for pooch...then they will paint the bottles white to deflect the sun/heat.

25 Jun, 2011


I looked at your Zakynthos facebook link Whistonlass. the lit up frame on the wall and the plastic bottle banks are really good ideas. It seems such a shame that so many of our children/youth are throwing soft drinks bottles around the streets and into the river routinely. First time i have ever looked at anything on Facebook!!!!!

25 Jun, 2011


Well....happy to be the one to introduce you to Facebook. I use it a lot to keep in touch with many friends/family and have made new online friends that way too. I don't play any of the games and such on there though...I can spend enough time on the laptop without getting addicted to that activity too!

Recycling is definitely the way to go....such good ideas with the bottles.

25 Jun, 2011


i totally agree with recycling. We're lucky here in Bromley as the they take plastic, paper/card, tin's and glass in our recycling bins.
Where my ma and pap are they dont take the glass, the local centre for adults with learning difficulties used to come round and collect it and the council paid them a wage so it was like a job for them but then the council decided to stop it for some reason : (
I think my fave pic on the facebook page is the one of the lil girl using the bottle's to start off growing her seeds! Some thing i started doing this year aswell : )

27 Jun, 2011


Yes, our council collect for recycling too and we do use the service...

Lots of shopping centres/retail parks have recycling bins in their car parks so really it isn't difficult for people to join in and recycle.

27 Jun, 2011


its amazing what can be done...but we should go back to glass bottles the old milk man way...and deposits on pop bottles...we used to save up the bottles for the summer holidays and then use the money for the swimming pool and the cinema....

4 Jul, 2011


I use plastic bottles for all sorts of secondary uses, especially in the garden They have got a lot thinner in the last few years and so have the tins too. As Whistonlass says we are so messy in this country with our discarded wrappers and containers just letting them fall any old place as we go. I saw a dustman the other day yank up a bag that came apart, and he just walked away and left most of the papery stuff that spilled out on the pavement.

4 Jul, 2011

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