We live in time when daily we create different garbage. Different plastic bottles, kitchen tools or the empty cans are the things we throw them at the moment when we overuse them. Sometimes if we put the finger on our heads and contemplate a little more, then we can realize that we can give those items a second life. With the recycling process we can help first the nature, to avoid the pollution. DIY recycling projects are always cool, especially when you can turn your trash into something new and useful. We’ve written posts about ways to recycle before, but it turns out there’s so much that you can do with recycle plastics that they deserved their own post. Instead of throwing out your plastic bottles, straws, plastic spoons or plastic bags, why not re-purpose them into one of these fun and creative projects! We can also create some beautiful ornaments and decorations with which we can leave our guests breathless because of our idea and innovations.

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The PET plastic that most plastic beverage bottles are made of is a fairly useful material – it’s resilient, flexible, transparent and food safe. As such, there are probably countless applications for these bottles that will give them second lives. Whether you want to make your own ottoman, build a greenhouse or simply use the bottles as extra food storage, this list has got it all! For today, we present some Ingenious Ways To Recycle Plastics. They’re all cheap and easy to do, and you won’t have to spend a fortune either!

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Are you a fan of sustainable design? Then, you’ve come to the right place! You can click on the link below , to view a great collection of 45 ideas of how to recycle plastic bottles and obtain decorative objects. So what are you waiting for? Get crafty!

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Plastic Art from PET Bottles by Veronika Richterová

Since 2004, Veronika Richterová‘s work is set mostly in the field of PET-ART(plastic bottle art). Simultaneously she produces creative up-cycling programs for children and adults as well. According to the artist: “When I found out by chance, that plastic bottles ( PET Bottles)  could be deformed by heat I decided to create a sculpture from this material. Immediately, I had the idea that it could be called PET-art however, I took it only as one of my visual experimentation. I didn’t anticipate that plastic bottles would become such an obsession for me for many years. Since 2004 I have used thousands of PET bottles and have created hundreds of objects. In doing this work, I have developed many specific methods of technological processing.”

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30,000 Bottle Caps to Decorate Walls Inspired by Traditional Patterns

If you have 30 000 spare bottle caps and you don’t have ideas of how to utilize them, check out what one Russian pensioner did: a house fully covered in colored bottle caps. Over the course of years, Kostina collected colorful plastic caps until she believed she had enough in her stash to complete her artistic vision. The woman hammered all the 30,000 caps herself, organizing them in recurring traditional patterns. The designs include repetitive geometric patterns as well as portraits of the cute animals in the surrounding forest.

15 Creative Ways to Repurpose & Reuse Plastic Spoons

To make a mirror, for example, you have to collect a bunch of plastic spoons and to cut a cardboard box so it lays flat on the ground or table. After that, decide the diameter for the mirror using a ruler. Ensure all spoons are clean and cut the ends off of your plastic spoons. Begin gluing your spoons onto your cardboard. but practice spacing them out in alternating patterns first.  For your final inner row of spoons, cut the ends to form a nice oval shape because you will see the bottoms. You’ll find a lot of examples in the images below! You don’t need a mirror in the living room?

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15 Ideas of How to Recycle Plastic Straws Artistically

What can we do with plastic straws after use? For example, fast food chains give out more than 50 million meals per year that contribute greatly to a landfill full of straws. The good news is that you can recycle plastic straws  and re-use them towards art and craft projects! They are generally made from polypropylene or polyethylene, which is a recyclable material and you can easily make a lot of interesting objects such as lamps or decorative items. If you don’t want to put them in the recycle bin, be creative in how you want your structure to look!  It’s okay to freehand your design to see what may come out of your structure. To connect, squeeze the end of the straw and slide it through the end of another. Flex the straws at their bendable section to shape and mold the straws into loops, twists and turns. View here more ideas.

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25 Ideas of How to Recycle Plastic Bags on America Recycles Day

I don’t know if you are aware of the fact that we are surrounded by products that are made out of recycled plastic bags. Things like shoes, plastic chairs, pipes, pens and a lot more are made out of reused plastic bags. 854 million plastic bags have been recycled last year and the the world’s largest plastic bag recycling facility, Hilex has 30.000 plastic bags recycling points across US so 90% of the population has access to a nearby one ! A very interesting infografic can be found here.

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If you’re not able to recycle plastic lids in your household, find out if schools in your area are participating in Aveda’s recycling campaign.

Recycle Caps With Aveda is a program that accepts rigid lids (from the likes of shampoo, mayonnaise, and more). If there’s not a school in your area that is involved, encourage them to sign up. You’ll be improving the community and recycling even more in one fell swoop.

The Aveda recycling program encourages you to bring back and deposit any empty Aveda package or accessory that cannot be recycled through your local curbside program. In addition to all nonrecyclable packaging items, this includes items such as old make up brushes, broken compacts,tubes, tubs, caps and more. Items such as applicator sponges, makeup clamshells and shopping totes are also encouraged, to name a few.

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