plastic bottles http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/9136/all en-US The many uses for empty plastic bottles http://www.wisebread.com/the-many-uses-for-empty-plastic-bottles <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-many-uses-for-empty-plastic-bottles" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/851787_water_bottle.jpg" alt="Bottle" title="Bottle" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&#39;s been a while since I did one of these video compilation posts, and the subject at hand is more than worthwhile. I thought I&#39;d look around for innovative and inventive ways to recycle water bottles, soda bottles, milk bottles, and basically anything else that comes in plastic bottles. I was amazed by the versatility of the humble, but ultimately costly, plastic bottle. </p> <p> With oil seemingly in short supply (let&#39;s not get into that one) and bottled water costing so much to both us and the environment, it seems prudent for a frugal living blog to cover recycling. But not in the usual way. If you already do plastic recycling at home, that&#39;s great. We love you for it, thanks for helping the environment. </p> <p>But there&#39;s no reason you can&#39;t steal a few of these away from the recycling tub to save yourself a few bucks on some surprising items. Everything from fishing traps to lighting fixtures is covered here. And as always, my man over at Metacafe Mr. KipKay starts us off... </p> <p><strong>8 great uses for a 2-liter plastic bottle.</strong> </p> </p> <p><embed src="http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/1262186/2_liter_recycling.swf" wmode="" quality="high" menu="false" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" height="345"></embed><br /> <a href="http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1262186/2_liter_recycling/">2 Liter Recycling</a> - <a href="http://www.metacafe.com/">Funny videos are here</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A plastic jug from a plastic bottle.</strong> </p> </p> <p><embed src="http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/1050308/make_a_jug_from_plastic_bottle.swf" wmode="" quality="high" menu="false" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" height="345"></embed><br /><a href="http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1050308/make_a_jug_from_plastic_bottle/">Make A JUG From Plastic Bottle</a> - <a href="http://www.metacafe.com/">The funniest videos are a click away</a> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Camping essential - Boil water, tea or coffee. It won&#39;t melt!</strong> </p> </p> <p><embed src="http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/864906/boiling_water_plastic_bottle.swf" wmode="" quality="high" menu="false" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" height="345"></embed><br /><a href="http://www.metacafe.com/watch/864906/boiling_water_plastic_bottle/">Boiling Water Plastic Bottle</a> - <a href="http://www.metacafe.com/">Click here for more free videos</a> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Plastic sea creatures: Make a mobile; entertain the older kids. </strong> </p> </p> <p><embed src="http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/748987/how_to_make_pet_bottle_sea_creatures.swf" wmode="" quality="high" menu="false" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" height="345"></embed><br /><a href="http://www.metacafe.com/watch/748987/how_to_make_pet_bottle_sea_creatures/">How To Make Pet Bottle Sea Creatures!</a> - <a href="http://www.metacafe.com/">Watch more amazing videos here</a> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stun your more easily fooled friends at parties. </strong> </p> </p> <p><embed src="http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/479552/ketchup_in_a_bottle_trick.swf" wmode="" quality="high" menu="false" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" height="345"></embed><br /><a href="http://www.metacafe.com/watch/479552/ketchup_in_a_bottle_trick/">Ketchup In A Bottle Trick !!</a> - <a href="http://www.metacafe.com/">Click here for the funniest movie of the week</a> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Make a simple fishing trap; who need&#39;s a rod?</strong></p> </p> <p><embed src="http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/753975/make_a_fish_trap.swf" wmode="" quality="high" menu="false" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" height="345"></embed><br /><a href="http://www.metacafe.com/watch/753975/make_a_fish_trap/">Make A Fish Trap</a> - <a href="http://www.metacafe.com/">Watch the top videos of the week here</a> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The milk bottle candelabra - just add hula hoop and bulbs.</strong> </p> </p> <p><embed src="http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/1122820/extreme_recycling.swf" wmode="" quality="high" menu="false" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" height="345"></embed><br /><a href="http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1122820/extreme_recycling/">Extreme Recycling</a> - <a href="http://www.metacafe.com/">The most popular videos are a click away</a></p> <p>If you have any other uses for those plastic bottles, let us all know in the comments box. I&#39;m sure there are many more ingenius uses out there, and being the greedy frugal shopper that I am, I want to know them all. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-many-uses-for-empty-plastic-bottles">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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