The many uses for empty plastic bottles
It'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'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.
With oil seemingly in short supply (let'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's great. We love you for it, thanks for helping the environment.
But there's no reason you can'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...
8 great uses for a 2-liter plastic bottle.
A plastic jug from a plastic bottle.
Camping essential - Boil water, tea or coffee. It won't melt!
Plastic sea creatures: Make a mobile; entertain the older kids.
Stun your more easily fooled friends at parties.
Make a simple fishing trap; who need's a rod?
The milk bottle candelabra - just add hula hoop and bulbs.
If you have any other uses for those plastic bottles, let us all know in the comments box. I'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.