We want to change our habits, albeit in a small way, to stop using plastic. One way we can do this is by reducing the disposable products that we consume. Of the many contributors to our global trash problem, there is one that particularly grieves us: plastic bottles.
“…in the U.S., 1,500 plastic water bottles are consumed every second.”
One Green Planet
Plastic bottles pose serious health risks because of the chemicals used to make them, the energy needed to manufacture, transport and dispose of them. It’s common knowledge that plastics pollute our oceans and marine life suffer, even die, from consuming our plastic waste.
This is clearly a massive global problem that affects us all.
What Can We Do?
While our individual actions may not seem to make much of a difference, if we can begin to change our behaviors about consumption, as a global community there is a chance for real change.
At Comet Creative, we’re cutting back on the plastics that we use. Here are some actions we’ve taken:
• Never use a plastic bag at the grocery store.
• Never use a plastic bag for take-out.• Reduce take-out all together. Stay home and cook.
• Never buy water in plastic bottles.
• Repurpose the water bottles we have.
10 awesome beautiful and useful ideas to upcycle plastic bottles!
1. Have pets? Create a gravity-powered self-feeder for them.
2. Plant Ladies and Botanical Bros—Set up drip irrigation systems for your plants.
3. Do you like hanging plants, but macramé isn’t your thing? These minimalist hanging planters are a chic alternative to the trend.
4. How about some stylish hanging lanterns for your patio? (https://easypapercrafts.com/recycled-bottle-party-light/)
5. These bottles are hardly recognizable as dazzling, floral wind chimes.
6. Make a small, lightweight zipper container to use for travel or organization.
7. Modify plastic bottles into small planters to grow an herb garden.
8. Invite birds to your yard with this bird feeder made with a plastic bottle and a wooden spoon.
9. 45 great ideas for kids.
10. Don’t forget about the caps! Here’s a colorful curtain made of plastic bottle caps.
Now, give us your ideas by uploading your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org and win a FREE gift certificate to our local garden store.
Learn what Norway is doing to recycle their plastic bottles.