Recycle Your Plastic Bottles, Make Bottle Bricks!
By JENNY ARCHER
December 31, 2015 9:23am CST
Ever wondered what other uses, all those plastic bottles, could be put to,other than filling up your recycling bin? Bottle Bricks could be your answer and a way of utilising all your other bits of inorganic waste. This method of turning the evil plastic into something useful, is already being used in poorer countries, with few resources for building anything. Many useful structures can be made utilising this method, even in your own garden, such as sheds, plant shelters, benches and a multitude of other things, merely dependant on your imagination. So how do you make the bricks...simple, Stuff all and any plastic waste into the bottle and use a sturdy stick or the end of a wooden spoon to stuff it in! Its very important to stuff as you go so that you minimize air space and maximize the amount of trash you can fit in. Smaller pieces of trash work better. It's a great project for keeping kids amused too... you might like to try some smaller structures, before you launch a project of housebuilding, as in the picture! You can learn more here: shareable.net/blog/how-to-transform-plastic-“waste”-into-a-bottle-brick Or here: earthbench.org/how-to-earthbench.html Happy Bottle Bricking for the New Year
14 people like this
• Sudbury, England
1 Jan 16
@trivia79 Trouble is Adam, we in the West are too pampered to reach out to utilising basics, as was once the case, so we have largely forgotten how... We need to relearn lots of things, and stop living in a commercial vacuum..
• Tucson, Arizona
31 Dec 15
@bookbar I will say that I never heard of doing that with the bottles. I guess I am not to old to learn something new. Thanks for the information. Don't get me wrong I am not going to build a house , but it was still interesting...