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recycled plastic bottles

Post: #170360 happy place
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:01 pm

i saw about the best idea ive seen in a long time today whilst looking at infant schools for my twins i found one which had a green house made from 1500 2litre plastic bottles the bases were cut of then a bamboo cane was threaded through the bottle enableing them to be attached to a frame thus creating a 6b4 green house i will try to find a link to some thing simular


i thought great i can easily make that except ................................................................................... at approx 1 bottle of pop a month it will take (bugger ran out of toes :mrgreen: ) a bloody long time to collect the bottles
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Re: recycled plastic bottles

Post: #170362 happy place
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:13 pm

i have found a link for this now have a look http://www.reapscotland.org.uk/reports/ ... e%20v1.pdf its groovy :dave:
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Re: recycled plastic bottles

Post: #170370 wulf
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:31 pm

Looks fantastic although, like you, it would take a long time to get anywhere near enough to make it practical. However, perhaps it could be done on a smaller scale, for example as part of a cold frame. If enough bottles were collected, those could be reused for a greenhouse further down the line.

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Re: recycled plastic bottles

Post: #170439 TheGoodEarth
Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:32 am

Here are some more ideas for using bottles from the Earthship people in Fife.

http://www.sci-scotland.org.uk/bottle.shtml
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Re: recycled plastic bottles

Post: #170449 Green Aura
Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:22 pm

I love the greenhouse. I have the same problem though - I couldn't even get enough plastic bottles together to use as plant waterers! :lol:
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Re: recycled plastic bottles

Post: #231284 balfour2011
Mon May 09, 2011 10:14 am

The best way of getting these amazing-houses-made-from-recycled-plastic-bottles plastic bottles recycled is to use them in some construction work :wink: ...these days number of bottles are being used in building construction. Well guys I think this is the best way to get them recycled. recently I heard that there is a house made up of bottle... :salute: and guess what they used 8,000 PET bottles. :dontknow: wow man...grt effort.

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Re: recycled plastic bottles

Post: #231331 clare.donovan
Mon May 09, 2011 1:38 pm

Thanks for the link - their greenhouse looks amazing! Its a really good idea for somewhere like a school where they would have access to a larger number of bottles. I've sent the link to my Uncle, who is a deputy head in a high school as an idea for a possible school project.

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Re: recycled plastic bottles

Post: #231335 grahamhobbs
Mon May 09, 2011 2:29 pm

Funny coincidence just before I read this someone spoke to me about putting plastic bottles around newly planted tomato plants, absorbing heat during the day they give it out at night - could make all the difference if you had a touch of frost.


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