50 million plastic bottles are discarded every day. From water bottles to laundry detergent to the way we squeeze out our honey, plastic containers have found their way into almost every part of our everyday lives. If you do a quick survey of the room you’re sitting in, you’ll most likely find one of the 50 million.

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10 Recycled-Materials-Made-Useful Items

  • Make Supply Cups from Recycled Plastic Bottles

One of the major factors to the increase of landfills is office building garbage. Recycle the plastic bottles to make cups for pens and office materials, or art supplies at home. Your children and coworkers will be impressed by your long-term efforts.

  • Coffee Cream Containers Can Be Used to Store Snacks

Are you looking for a long-term solution for organizing your kitchen counters? Repurpose old plastic containers to save room for snack storage. With bottles, pouring is a breeze, and you can take any type of food with you on the go. Recycled coffee creamers can be used to store sugar, salt, and other similar goods.

  • Make a Planter Out of a Plastic Bottle

Do you enjoy pets, gardening, and living a green lifestyle? Making a cat planter is a great way to recycle old plastic. Your DIY juices will flow with this simple project that turns 2-liters into a functional and elegant indoor planter. Here are some easy-to-follow instructions for making a DIY plastic bottle planter:

  • Take the bottom third of a 2-liter bottle and cut it in half.
  • Paint the bottle white or any other color you want.
  • Cut out ears with the remainder of the bottle.
  • On the bottle, draw a face and other details.
  • Fill the bottle halfway with dirt and seeds.
  • Make a Watering Can Out of Laundry Detergent Bottles

Watering cans made of plastic should not be purchased. Reusing your laundry detergent containers is another inventive option to recycle plastic at home. You can make a new watering can by cleaning out your empty containers and drilling or punching holes in the cap. Remove the label if you want your neighbors to think you’re crazy for dumping laundry detergent on your plants.

  • Make a Garden Scooper Out of a Milk Carton

Saving your milk cartons after use is a plastic bottle recycling suggestion that both skim milk fans and 2 percent milk lovers can agree on. Making a scooper from an empty carton is one of the simplest and most handy projects. Simply scoop and discard whenever you need to plant something in your garden or clean up after your dog. Check out this tutorial for how to make a DIY scooper out of a milk carton.

  • Empty 2-Liter Bottles Can Be Used to Start a Herb Garden

You’ll earn extra green points for this plastic bottle recycling project. One of the more inventive ways to repurpose plastic is to upcycle 2-liter bottles into sub-irrigated pots. To make a herb garden out of a repurposed bottle, follow these steps: 

  • Remove the label and clean the inside of the bottle.
  • With a sharp instrument, poke drainage holes in the upper third of the bottle.
  • Make a hole in the side of the bottle about halfway down.
  • Wrap the bottle in a piece of paper.
  • With a marker, trace a cutting line around the bottle.
  • Cut the bottle along the line.
  • Insert a strip of cloth inside the bottle top by flipping it over.
  • Make sure the fabric is directly in contact with the dirt.
  • Make a Piggy Bank out of an Old Plastic Bottle

Repurposing plastic containers can help you save money in a variety of ways. Make a piggy bank out of plastic bottles and use your imagination to earn money. To hide the amount inside, you can paint the entire bottle. You can also make it transparent so that you can track your savings. Simply put, this is a project that pays off handsomely. This tutorial will show you how to create a piggy bank out of a plastic bottle.

  • Make a Charging Dock Out of a Lotion Bottle

When cell phones do not need to be charged, it will be a wonderful day. Or even if we can get through a three-hour social media scroll marathon on battery power. We’ll keep going till that day comes. Create a recycled cell phone charging dock to make life easier for yourself and your guests. A lotion bottle, a marker, and a box cutter are all you’ll need.

  • Laundry Detergent Containers Can Be Used to Make a Beach Bucket

When there’s a mountain of laundry to be washed, it’s difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. However, remember to keep your detergent container for a rainy day when your washer churns through load after load. It may be cut up and used as a beach bucket, similar to the scooper idea. So there’s your ray of hope: a beach bucket made from a reused plastic container.

  • Make DIY Water Filters from Empty 2-Liter Bottles

Have you ever been stranded in the middle of nowhere with no access to clean water? Oh, you haven’t seen it yet? You’re in luck. Regardless, it’s a good idea to filter your drinking water. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to acquire a good water filtering system. To make a DIY water filter out of a 2-liter bottle, see the video below.

Ensure that all bottles and products made of plastic are recycled

While we admire your inventiveness, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to put all of your recycled plastic bottles to good use. Make sure you have a plan in place at home to recycle plastic that you haven’t used. Setting up sorting bins or containers to make it easier for everyone in your house to recycle bottles and other items is a smart idea.

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