Do you buy bottled water?
Fill collected bottles with sand, paint with numbers and challenge a child to a game of skittles. Cut the top off, fill with birdseed and hang from a tree.
It’s convenient to buy bottles water at the supermarket or local dairy to drink while we’re out walking or biking, to have on our desks at work or to drink while traveling. What do you do with the empty bottle? You can either reuse it or recycle it.
When you add your bottle to your recycling bin it is collected from the kerb and taken to the Awapuni Recycling Centre where it is sorted into the different plastic codes. All plastics have a code on the underside to indicate the type of plastic they are made from. Water bottles and soft drink bottles are PET and coded with the number 1, compared to milk bottles which are HDPE and coded 2. You can also recycle in other ways. Slice the bottom off the bottle, make a small hole in the lid and invert the bottle into the ground beside fruit trees or special plants, fill with water and use to slow water your plants. Large water bottles can have one side removed and nailed to an outdoor wall. Fill each bottle with compost and grow herbs in each one.
There are hundreds of ways to recycle. Tossing your empties out your car window is not an option.