Thursday, October 8, 2009

Recycling a Pepsi Bottle

Most of us recycle. Where I live in Virginia they pick up trash but they don't pick up recyclables. So we have plastic trash cans where we keep our glass, cans and plastic until we take them to the County Center. We also recycle paper and cardboard.

I am always looking for ways to reuse things instead of recycling. This is the time of year to bring in plants that will, hopefully, thrive indoors this winter. But I don't have enough saucers or trays to put under my pots. Here is my solution for a small pot. Cut the bottom off a large soda bottle.
Here is my pot on the window sill. See the Pepsi bottom under it? This way the water will not leak onto the sill. I'm sure all of you have good ideas to share!

I believe in Recycling! Check in at the Hooked on Houses Party and see what everyone else likes!

17 comments:

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Good tip!!! Much better than spending money on the plastic liners. Stopping by from Julia's party. :)

Alea said...

Grat tip! I have been using the bottom of my milk jugs, but I think the clear plastic of the soda bottle is more attractive.

Shannon said...

Great use for something that would have just been tossed out. I bet it does hold the water well too. I just reused some old spaghetti sauce jars and turned them into Halloween lanterns. Come by and check it out if you get a chance.

pk said...

Great idea! Sometimes it's just the littlest things, isn't it? Have a good day...
pk @ room remix

Becky K. said...

Love it!

It even looks nice.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Lisa @ akawest said...

Wonderful idea!

Best Life said...

Great idea! You can't even tell that's what it is. You're so green. LOL! Lisa~ www.livingmybestlifeii-lisa.blogspot.com

shopannies said...

we do this and you can keep the other end to use as a funnel

Deana said...

thats a clever idea! I don't do indoor plants though because sadly, they always die.

Struggler said...

Very good; reuse is better than recycle after all! The clear plastic is nice and unobtrusive, too.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi
Just popped by via Julia's Hooked on party.
Great idea here.. and unfortunate they don't pick up your recycling, but perhaps fortunate that you are so inventive!

Pat said...

When I arrange flowers in antique containers I use cut off soda bottles for a protective insert. I'm visiting from Julia's party.

niartist said...

This is a great idea! I'm hosting a giveaway at my blog of genuine Cross Bottles valued at $175. It ends Monday, so hurry over. I think you'll love them!

Storybook Woods said...

Very good reuse !!! Clarice

Cristin said...

Very clever!

xo,
cristin

Sandy said...

Great ideal, thanks for the tip.
Sandy

Jo Reimer said...

Use the top of the soda bottle for a funnel.
Use the top of a plastic milk jug with handle to scoop bird seed. Hold your finger over the top opening, put the "scoop" over the top of your bird feeder, and release to get the seeds into the feeder without spilling.