Millions of plastic bottles are disguarded everyday. Many get recycled commercially, but there are many uses for them within the home.
Empty plastic soda bottles can be reused in many different ways.
Cut the top off an empty soda bottle to make a useful funnel. Large and small bottles make different sized funnels. Use for pouring oil into your car, pouring paint, etc.
Cut the bottle in half across the middle. Plant seeds in the bottom, tape the top back on, place in a warm spot. This makes a mini propagator.
Remove the cap and cut off the bottom of the bottle. Turn upside down (cap end first) and push into the soil. Fill with water. This will water your plants automatically.
Use 1 litre soda bottles as boot trees. Push one down the leg of each boot to stop it bending over, or getting floppy.
Save Water. Take a 1 liter plastic bottle and fill with water, screw the cap on tightly and place in the toilet cystern. This saves water with every flush.
Emergency Kit (Car)
Fill 1 liter bottles with sand and keep in your car boot. They are useful during freezing weather, on icy roads.
Protect other plants while using weedkiller (herbicide) in the garden. Cut a 2 liter plastic bottle in half. Take the top half and place it over the weed you want to spray. Take off the cap and spray through the hole. The spray won’t get onto other plants.
Cut the tops off the bottle, just under the shoulder level to make candle holders.
Take 24 empty 2 liter soda bottles, remove all the labels. Glue them together along the sides to make a very strong circular stool.
Use the same method as above and add a top to make a small table.
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