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15 Ways to Reuse Plastic Bottle Caps

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Plastic Tip: Of course, there’s a reason that we say, “reduce, reuse, recycle.” They’re sort of in order of importance. The best way to combat waste from plastic bottle caps? Don’t buy products in plastic bottles!

9. A pair of plastic bottle caps plus some dry rice and a few stickers makes adorable mini shakers for the kids to play with.

10. Separate your caps by color, and use them to create plastic cap collages.

11. Are you a seamstress? Plastic bottle caps make a good base for a mini pincushion.

12. Create moulds and turn old plastic caps into a new knife handle! WARNING: melting plastic indoors is not super great for your indoor air quality. Crack a window open, turn your fans on high, and try to stay out of the room when you’re not checking on the project’s progress.

13. Love and Lollipops shows you how to turn old plastic caps into sweet miniature cakes.

14. String up multi-colored plastic caps along with other salvaged plastic to make stunning trash streamers.

15. Martha Stewart made these bottlecap pushpins out of metal caps, but plastic would work just as well.

Creative Commons photo by s.schmitz

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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10:01PM PDT on Aug 13, 2014

Thank you :)

4:54AM PDT on Aug 12, 2014

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11:49PM PDT on Jun 15, 2014

all good ideas

1:34PM PST on Jan 25, 2014

noted

4:17AM PST on Jan 25, 2014

We collect them and some charities exchange them for wheelchairs.

4:12AM PST on Jan 25, 2014

Thanks!

12:49AM PST on Jan 25, 2014

Forwarded

3:46AM PDT on Oct 9, 2013

i agree in not buying plastic and refilling them when you have no choice. i use glass bottles and jars to make tea and lemon water and for leftovers whenever possible (i'm not even 80%, i suppose).

i feel like we're preaching to the choir though. i can't convince my family to do this however.

the most important point i saw was to take the lids off and recycle separately.

4:34AM PDT on Oct 2, 2013

Spending your time & energy on making something out of crap that will only end up in landfill itself before too long seems like a waste of energy. If you really want to make a difference, stop buying plastic bottles. I drink tap water out of a steel bottle when I'm out, I refill my laundry liquid bottle at the health food shop, my dishwasher detergent is powder & comes in a cardboard box & I only use solid bars of soap & shampoo. Plastic bottles, especially single-use plastic bottles such as water bottles, are smothering this planet, I try real hard not to add to the problem.

2:33PM PDT on Sep 29, 2013

thank you for sharing these tips

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