Recycle used household plastic bottles

October 9, 2010, 12:58 am betterhomesgardens

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Give empty household containers a second life as useful scoops, funnels or watering-cans. Now you can recycle and be thrifty at the same time.


Down the chute

Cut the top section (about one-third of the way down from the top) of a plastic drink or vinegar bottle. With the lid removed, it becomes a very useful funnel.

Power shower

Drill a 12mm hole in the plastic handle of a clean and empty liquid washing detergent bottle, and several 3mm holes in its cap. Fill bottle with water, replace the cap and water your garden and potted plants.

It’s a scoop
Mark, then carefully cut an empty bleach bottle into the shape of a scoop. It makes a sturdy tool for scooping out potting mix or dishing up pet biscuits.

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