Recycling Plastic Bottles and Containers

Posted on August 9, 2012 at 3:05 PM

It's great to find how others recycle plastic containers whether on a small or large scale. These examples are just a few of large scale plastic container and bottle recycling that might inspire you. I do find this a bit scary when you realize how many plastic containers there are out there. Even these shown will eventually be taken down and tossed (hopefully) into a recycling bin. Nice as these ideas are, we need to think more about replacing plastic of all kinds with more environmental responsible materials. How did people manage before plastic??

Okay, lecture over. Flickr user Tombritt took this photo in Mrs. Grant's kindergarden classroom at Brooks Elementary School (location not given). This little green 'igloo' is an adorable and very functional space for kids to sit inside and read (they must have huge rooms at that school 'cause this is no small space). It's made entirely by recycling milk containers. Mrs. Grant, to her credit, encourages recycling and had her students collect empty milk containers to construct this 'cool' igloo and create a really fun reading corner. 

If you do buy your milk in plastic containers, start saving the empties now and you could have enough to create your own reading igloo at your school by Christmas.

Here's yet another classroom plastic milk container recycling project to organize and display classroom art supplies. I just don't know how long it will stay looking this good once school starts. I found this at Craftzine.

What about this pool located at a theatre or shopping mall (they don't give the exact location) in Montreal photographed by Recyclebank? They must have used a gazillion empty plastic bottles to create this but doesn't it look great! 

At least in all these projects, it appears that nothing was added to the plastic containers such as paint, glitter, etc., which would make it difficult to recycle once these are no longer needed. 

Categories: Plastics, Glass, Environment

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