When I started to collect some ideas on how we can reuse or recycle plastic bottles, I did not expect to find so many amazing and useful ideas made from plastic bottles.
I assure you that you will not throw a plastic bottle into the trash again, although the ideal would be that you will not buy products packed with plastic, you know that it is one of the great environmental problems of our society.
- Homemade solar toy car.
- Homemade flashlight.
- Toy – feeder for dogs.
- Drinker for your pet.
- Home sprinkler.
- Solar drip irrigation.
- Electric toy car.
- Hanging planters for growing tomatoes.
- Vertical Garden reusing plastic bottles.
- How to turn PET plastic bottles into efficient 50W lamps
- Eight. Small hydroelectric plant that generates light with two PET bottles.
- Surfboards with PET bottles.
- Spectacular storage system with PET bottles.
- A lamppost made from plastic bottles.
- How to make a homemade watering can with plastic bottles.
- Screw You. Original way to reuse PET bottles.
- Kayak recycling plastic bottles.
- How to make a broom with plastic bottles.
- Homemade solar heater with plastic bottles.
- How to turn plastic bottles into rope
- How to make a copy of a key with a plastic bottle.
- House built with recycled PET bottles.
- Christmas tree reusing PET bottles.
- Refugees from the Sahara transform plastic into incredible “Gold” jewelry.
- Robots with pieces of recycled plastic bottles.
- How to make lamps with thread from PET bottles.
- Lamps with small PET bottles.
- Ekomuro H2O +. Walls that collect rainwater.
- Solar drip with plastic bottles.
- Mini greenhouse.
- Vertical cultivation system reusing plastic bottles.
- How to bottle rainwater with plastic bottles.
- Hydroponic garden for urban windows.
- Fruit picker.
- Irrigation tank.
- Lamp for the garden.
- Mobile charging station.
- House for birds.
- Cat pot.
- Drinker for chickens.
- PET bottles for stunning multi-color ceiling.
- Spoon with a PET bottles.
- Boat with plastic bottles.
- Feeder for birds.
- Automatic feeder for dogs.
- Eco Cooler, an ecological air conditioner, free and without electricity.
- How to make a homemade juicer from plastic bottles.
An ideal craft to do with the little ones in the house. In addition, most of the materials that we will use will be recycled.
Toy – feeder for dogs.
If your dog is curious and likes to experiment with new toys, this one that we present today will keep them busy and entertained for hours and hours.
Drinker for your pet.
We can make ourselves a self-filling homemade drinking fountain for our pets, with which they will never lack water.
Surely you’ve been amazed after seeing this homemade sprinkler, and best of all, it works!
Solar drip irrigation.
A rustic yet effective creation that can help hobby gardeners and small growers to maintain their crops by the drip irrigation method. This automatic and autonomous irrigation does not use electricity and can be done by reusing the necessary materials.
Electric toy car.
Hanging planters for growing tomatoes.
Learning how to make a pot to plant your bottled tomato plants in plastic bottles is a simple project. The perfect solution for people who want to enjoy homegrown tomatoes, but don’t have a patio. We can grow our own food even with very few meters.
The Brazilian design studio ROSENBAUM has collaborated with the TV program Caldeirao do Huck, in the realization and improvement of homes for families with few resources. In one of their latest jobs they have solved a green wall using plastic bottles. An ingenious solution that has enchanted the community.
How to turn PET plastic bottles into efficient 50W lamps.
The idea is so simple, yet so effective and practical that it has left me dumbfounded. The water bottles work as skylights, reflecting and amplifying the sunlight during the day, replacing the light bulbs but without using electricity.
Eight is a mini-hydroelectric plant that has a turbine to convert the movement of water into energy. The mechanism is inserted in a plastic screw cap that creates a kind of luminous hourglass with the water that flows between the PET bottles.
Surfboards with PET bottles.
The project began in 2007 when Brazilian surfer Jairo Lumertz on a trip to Hawaii created a board from PET bottles.
Spectacular storage system with PET bottles.
Thomas made this original storage system out of 40 plastic bottles or jugs that he found in a container. This type of more rigid bottles or carafes come from some typical uses, usually cleaning or laundry items.
A lamppost made from plastic bottles.
Liter of Light is an NGO that is dedicated to offering solutions so that developing countries can have a cheap and efficient source of lighting. Her solution: streetlights that are made, among other things, with reused plastic bottles.
How to make a homemade watering can with plastic bottles.
With a simple small plastic bottle, the one that many children use today :(, we can make our own homemade watering can ideal for watering pots.
Screw You. Original way to reuse PET bottles.
A collection of products that seek to give a second life to PET bottles, make smart use of the neck of the bottles, so simply by screwing them they can be transformed into objects such as vases, dog-shaped food organizers or a toy truck.
Kayak recycling plastic bottles.
Today you can make your own eco Kayak. It will allow us to navigate at zero cost, reducing and reusing waste.
How to make a broom with plastic bottles.
A project that teaches us how we can give a second life to our used plastic bottles, making ourselves a broom with plastic bottles.
Homemade solar heater with plastic bottles.
Building an inexpensive solar heater with recycled material is very simple and useful.
How to convert plastic bottles rope.
A Russian YouTuber invents a system for turning plastic bottles into rope, using purely mechanical means.
How to make a copy of a key with a plastic bottle.
Method to make duplicate keys at home, in a homemade and rudimentary way but that will work depending on the type of key, the materials and the skill you have to make it.
House built with recycled PET bottles.
In Yelwa, a town in Nigeria, the country’s first house has been built with recycled PET plastic bottles, which in addition to converting garbage into good construction material has practically made the house a tourist attraction.
With green PET bottles, of which there are many on the market, we can make a visually very attractive Christmas tree.
Refugees from the Sahara transform plastic into incredible “Gold” jewelry.
Not all that glitters is gold. From the dunes of the Sahara comes an innovative recycled jewelry design process, which turns waste from refugee camps into beautiful jewelry.
Robots with pieces of recycled plastic bottles.
Antoine Geoffrion creates robots made entirely from recycled plastic bottles. Some of the robots are authentic works of art, original that in some cases can pass as toys that we can buy in any toy store.
The idea is to turn a waste into something of value, some communities are learning with this project how to make lamps with plastic bottles.
Lamps with small PET bottles.
The procedure is quite simple and the result quite acceptable.
Ekomuro H2O + is an innovative rainwater collection system made modularly reusing 54 PET bottles of 3 or 2.5 liters, which interconnected with each other, make up a vertical type water tank, compact and resistant to liquid pressures, occupying a minimum of space and oriented to satisfy the needs of Water Saving in an urban home.
Solar drip with plastic bottles.
Kondenskompressor is a technique that produces distilled water with solar radiation. It is a very simple and effective system that produces a ” solar trickle ” by means of which irrigation water can be reduced 10 times compared to traditional systems.
To protect our seeds and small plants.
Pet-Tree is designed as an alternative system to traditional organic cultivation plantations, with the aim of promoting the use of waste from 5-liter PET bottles, thus facilitating their recycling.
How to bottle rainwater with plastic bottles.
The design and operation of the water collector allows people to adapt the plastic bottles to a previously installed channel, allowing rainwater to be collected through the bottles.
Hydroponic garden for urban windows.
The system is very simple, from plastic bottles we build a hydroponic culture. The bottles are hung upside down on top of each other, inserting the bottle neck at the base of the next. An improvement in this sense is to place a small tube that goes from the cap directly to the pot that contains the roots, thus saving us from spraying the plant and dirtying the leaves (less photosynthesis).
It will only take a few minutes to do it but it will be super useful to reach those fruits that are too high in fruit trees.
We will use the bottle as a “drip” irrigation tank on the top.
Lamp for the garden.
A very original garden lamp, one of which you can find in many stores, but with the great difference that you make it yourself and that you use recycled materials.
Mobile charging station.
A very cool project but with which you have to be very careful, let’s remember that electricity is dangerous when we have plastic nearby, for example. This project must be done in such a way that the plastic is not in direct contact with the plug, for example placing some insulation between them, so that it can never become dangerously hot.
House for birds.
With a simple PET bottle we can make a spectacular house for the birds in our garden. They will be grateful to you!
I present the “Cat Pot”. From bottles of lemonade … to hanging pots!
A beautiful case with which your boy or girl will be the most original of the class ????
Drinker for chickens.
A curious drinking fountain that has nothing to envy those sold commercially.
Designer Garth Britzman had a great idea to reuse those PET bottles that accumulate in our landfills. He uses them to mount this multi-colored ceiling. The bottles are tied, suspended and filled with liquid of different colors and perfectly fulfills its mission of protecting from the sun’s rays. Great idea for endless locations.
Technique to make a spoon by recycling a PET bottle, in a perfect way and in a few seconds, with an amazing ease, that ease that makes you think “How had this never occurred to me?
Boat with plastic bottles.
Surely we will not be able to cross the Atlantic with this boat, but to use it on the beach and avoid having to buy another one made of plastic it can be useful.
Feeder for birds.
Fantastic design with which we can feed the wild birds in our garden.
This automatic dog feeder is very easy to make at home. The basis of this project are two plastic jugs that we will turn into our dog’s feeder. You will have food for 3 – 4 days.
This home air conditioner is composed of recycled materials and does not need electricity, it can be built by anyone anywhere in the world for free.
With a simple board and a few plastic bottles, you can lower the temperature by 5 ° C in a few minutes!
How to make a homemade juicer from plastic bottles.
A homemade orange juicer with two plastic bottles and a wooden stick. A homemade solution for when we don’t have a juicer on hand.
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