5 Things Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

We have to get a grip with plastic. If we can’t stop people making it and using it at least we can try to stop it going into our oceans.


Recycle image with three arrows as a heart We have to get a grip with plastic. If we can’t stop people making it and using it at least we can try to stop it going into our oceans. This was brought home to me at Reef HQ in Australia, so may see creatures are injured or die due to plastic pollution.

1. Fleece made from recycled plastic bottles

Recycled fleeceWow, how cool is that! Well, warm actually, get it, fleece? OK, rubbish joke but brilliant idea.

 

 

2. Bench made from recycled plastic bottles

OK, so I’m on a roll, you can get rid of yet more plastic bottles by just sitting on your bottom! Result!

 

3. Rug made from recycled plastic bottles

Now you get the idea, you’re sat on the bench, and you forgot your flip-flops, what do you rest those toes on, yes a recycled rug! Can be used outdoors or indoors. Gorgeous!

 

 

4. Shoes made from recycled plastic bottles and rubber tyres

These actually sound bizarre but look great. Just the thing for a sunny day sat out on your bench!
What to do whilst you’re sat there, why write something of course…

5. Pen made from recycled plastic bottles

Everyone needs a handy pen and what better than one made from, yes you guessed it recycled plastic bottles. This one gets the award from me for best design too, great branding!
I did find book covers you can make yourself from plastic bags but for now I’ll let you off with a paper pad as long as you promise to use recycled paper!

P.s. There is an argument that plastic bottles made into clothing can make the problem worse, I don’t understand all the science but it relates to the different size fibres. You’re more likely to keep a fleece long-term. I think for now these ideas are a start, if only to get people accepting we have a problem with plastic, discussing it and being imaginative with its repurposing.

Further reading:

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Pinterest has numerous ideas for recycling projects

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