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  Maybe you’re accumulating plastic bottles at home and you don’t know what to do with them. Why not recycle them somehow, so that they remain useful to you?
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Here are five things you could do with your used plastic bottles:

Pencil Case

Plastic Bottle Pencil Holder - My Kid Craft
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You can cut the cone-like top of your PET bottle, and use the remainder (the cylinder-like bottom) to hold your pens and pencils. Your children can even use this to store their colour pencils.

Gift Box

Recycle Craft: Plastic Bottle Gift Box | My Poppet Makes
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This is another great idea for your used plastic bottles. It also requires cutting and dispensing with the cone-like top and reshaping the bottom into a container that can hold gifts. Learn how to do this here.
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Food Storage

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This is one that’s already fairly common. You can empty your old bottles, and use them to store things like groundnut, spices, and other food ingredients.

Plastic Pot for Plants

DIY Plastic Bottle Pots
  Here, you remove the cone-like top of the bottle, fill the bottom cylindrical part with fertile soil, and plant your seeds or transfer small plants in it.

Utensil Holder

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Just like its use in food storage, plastic bottles can be used to hold kitchen utensils.

Final Words

There’s a lot more you can do with plastic bottles. Take these five for starters, and live a sustainable lifestyle. Featured Image Source: My Crafts
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This article was first published on 3rd June 2021


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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