Every day around 100 million plastic bottles are used and discarded, with 80% merely becoming non-biodegradable litter. While consuming beverages directly from plastic cans is convenient, the waste that is accumulated in the process has a enormous impact on our environment’s health. Plastic water bottles have a substantial carbon footprint, making a bottle up to three times what’s inside the bottle with the quantity of water going into it. It also takes more than 1,000 years for bottles used to pack water to biodegrade and, if incinerated, to generate toxic fumes.
Because reuse is a step up from recycling, repurposing plastic bottles that we already have is a great practice of getting into if we want to do our part to assist save the environment. You’ll be amazed at how many reuse options there are – once you’re starting to look for them.
So don’t just throw it away, use it to create something wonderful when you’re finished with that plastic beverage bottle. Check out these 20 low-cost, creative and functional craft projects that turn the modest plastic bottle from helpful storage to excellent home decoration.