Do you know that 50 million plastic bottles are thrown away each day in the United States?
They work themselves into just about every aspect of our daily lives. Some examples are water bottles to laundry detergents, to how we squeeze out our honey. You’ll likely spot one of the 50 million plastic bottles if you do a simple scan of the room that you’re in.
Our dependence on them makes recycling and reusing plastic bottles essential for health of the planet. So what can we do?
Here are a few ideas on how we can reuse our water bottles:
Snacks: Fill the bottle with snacks, like pretzels or nuts. Carrying these items in a bottle should keep them dry plus make it easy to carry on your bike, car or in a bag.
Play Water Guns: Squeezable water bottles can be filled and used as water guns.
Frozen Water Bottles: Can serve as an ice pack when placed in a cooler with food or drinks.
Freeze Liquids: Use you're water bottles to contain leftover liquid for future use like chicken or beef stock or any liquid.
Sippy Cups: You can substitute a water bottle for a sippy cup
Hold Loose Change: Toss coins in a water bottle and keep the bottle in one of your cup holders in your car or on your dresser in your room.
Household Stuff: Clear bottles with wide mouths are especially useful as holders of paper clips, nuts and bolts, or pens and pencils.
Watering Plants: A water bottle can be useful for transporting water from the kitchen sink to your plants, inside and outside the house.
Refill You Pets Water Bowls: Designate a water bottle for your cat or dog, label the bottle with a permanent marker, and use it to fill your pet’s water bowl.
Measure Liquids: Some of our bottles have printed measurements indicating ounces and millimeters. Use these to measure water, broth, milk, or other liquids when cooking.
Lets help save our plant one water bottle at a time! We can make a difference!