“Less than 1 percent of all plastics is recycled. Therefore, almost all plastics are incinerated or end up in a landfill.” Source: Earth911.com
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Do your part and help to keep plastic soda bottles from being incinerated or from the landfill. You can check out one of these reuses or reuse them in your garden.
If you don't drink soda, you can still easily find and save soda bottles nearly anywhere. During Keep America Beautiful’s 2009 Great American Cleanup, volunteers recovered and recycled 243,000,000 PET (plastic) bottles that littered highways, waterways and parks.
So there is no shortage of plastic bottles out there. You can use some homemade eco-friendly soap to rinse them out and reuse them.
This list includes ways that I've used them in my garden and other creative ones from across the web. Whether you have a backyard or a windowsill, you can utilize one of these low-cost ideas in your garden today.
- Drip irrigation system
- Kitchen carrot garden
- Hanging soda bottle planter
- Mini greenhouse
- Make a garden trellis
- Upside down tomato planter
- Self-watering container
- Seed starter
- Herb garden on shipping pallet
How else can you reuse soda bottles in your garden?