Plastic - Due to its low cost, versatility, waterproof ability and its ease of manufacture is one of the most commonly used products ever, with its uses ranging from paper clips to airplanes. Plastic as we know it (synthetic plastic) has only been around for roughly 110 years, yet has already become far more popular than wood, stone, leather and most other products. In most of the world's most developed countries, plastic in packaging makes up around a third of all plastic, while another third is used within buildings for piping etc and the other uses consist of automobiles, toys, medical equipment and more. With all this plastic in use during our everyday life, we should know how we can recycle and make the most of those empty bottles and containers. So we've brought you the most creative way to reuse and recycle your old plastic bottles, bags and containers.
If you have a few old plastic bottles and a desire to do some gardening and add some greenery to your garden then this is the solution for you. Hang bottles from a wall or fence using fishing wire, rope or any other string type item you can find, then plant your flowers and you'll have a floating vertical garden!
Let's face it, we've all wondered what a chandelier would look like in our home, we've probably even seen a few while out shopping for home improvement products. But, have you ever thought of making your own? They not only look great but do the job perfectly!
This one is probably best suited to your children's bedroom. Remember all those pens and pencils you bought last Christmas but now just live on the floor? Well, this simple method will help keep everything organised and in place.
With the introduction of the 5p bag charge, we've all started collecting the bags we buy right? (Even if we do forget to take them next time we go shopping!). Well rather than have them all strewn around a cupboard, you can now create one of these handy bag dispensers.
Children always find a way to use something you need during one of their games, so why not give them your empty bottles and create some miniature homes for their toys.
If you're one for wildlife and enjoy watching the birds while they forage for food, then this is a creation you need!
If you enjoy having flowers around the house, then this is another great idea for you! Why not create your own vase and experiment with the design until you have a one of a kind vase!
Another idea for those garden dwellers. Sometimes watering your plants with the hose can be a little powerful and before you know it you've created a small lake! not anymore, with this great garden sprinkler.
Whether you want to create something small or something a little more extravagant, this bottle cap mosaic idea looks great!
This idea is a little harder, if you're willing to put in the time and effort it'll be well worth it. Create the perfect piece of furniture for your living room with this Ottoman.
This idea reuses two things; plastic bags and bottles. If you find yourself throwing away spoilt goods because they were open and exposed to the elements too long, this is the answer!
A great idea for those that can't stand any mess around the house. Make your own broom from your old bottles and clean up in the process - It's a win-win.
A great idea for those that like to stay organised, whether it's a small box for your desk or a huge one to keep dirty laundry in, this idea is great!
Another idea for the bird lovers, why not create a few bird houses to hang around the garden? Then the birds will never have to leave your garden.
Have you ever wanted to give someone a small gift and then realised you didn't have a nice little package to gift it in? Well, now your empty drinks bottle will do the job!
We all created little paper kites as a kid right? Well, this one will actually fly! Using a plastic bag and a little string is the perfect combination.
This awesome car cover is something that no only looks great but keeps things from falling onto your car!
These little flowers look great for just about everything, from around the house decorations to out in the garden.
These night lights look beautiful in the garden during the night. Not only are they easy to create but they're waterproof too!
This handy bin is made from rubbish for rubbish.
If you're redecorating in the house and need a cool new lamp, why not considering making one? Using just some old plastic spoons.
If you hang your washing outside, you may have noticed a few critters like to start a home on your clothes pegs, well with this handy idea you can store your pegs and bring them indoors.
I've seen this done with coins and it looks just as great, but this is also an amazing way to use those bottle caps that may be laying around the house.
An old milk bottle makes a great paint and paintbrush holder. Just pour the paint inside and use the hole in the top to hold your paintbrush when not in use.
This is a great idea for anyone that is looking for a small outhouse, whether you want a small shed or a greenhouse, it's an awesome idea.
This is an alternative to the hanging door beads that many people use during the summer, in our opinion this looks better.
This is a great idea for those that always have small bits and bobs that need a permanent home and could also be used as an actual purse!
This is an amazing idea for providing light in outhouses, sheds and other outer buildings you don't want to run electricity to, just fill a bottle with water and bleach and expose half to the sun with the other half inside the building/structure.
Have you ever been to use a tap and found it's far too short? Well with this idea that's no longer a problem.
If you have children, you will probably have a few broken toys around the house. This is an awesome way to use those toys instead of just throwing them out.
This is a great way to entertain the kids and use those old bottles that are supposed to be going in the bin! Grab a ball and get playing!
This might not be the best way to use your records but if you still have a few worthless ones, they look great when made into bowls.
These garden fences look great and can be made from bottles of any shapes, size or colour.
These flowers look great hanging in the house or even in the garden and are extremely fun to make.