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wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14821
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 05 11:35 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

If you wanted to keep them in somewhere, you could thread them onto a string. Our council have installed bigger bins for them, but now you can't take the lid off and empty the bag in. You have to post them all individually! Oh well.....

Annemieke



Joined: 26 Feb 2013
Posts: 130
Location: Somerset UK
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 13 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My granddaughter has found another way to reuse bottles. According to my daughter it was supposed to be a (very easy-going) cat, though the filmer seems to think it was a dog. Of course it may be a whole new breed of animal. Not too expensive to feed, anyway!
See http://geoffdellow.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/different.html

sickpup



Joined: 19 Jun 2008
Posts: 164
Location: Amble,Northumberland
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 14 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i use them as clotches, and i have just started on a project building a greenhouse with them and old pallets. its going to take about 1400 2 litre bottles so if anyone in northumberland has any i'll gladly take them off your hands

bobs



Joined: 02 Feb 2014
Posts: 105
Location: somerset
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 14 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the school my boys go to have made greenhouses from plastic bottles

pollyanna



Joined: 03 Nov 2012
Posts: 217

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 14 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anybody that visits the Botanic Garden of Wales can view one there - unless it has been blown away recently.

cir3ngirl



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 4819
Location: Cirencester
PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 14 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How to make a broom out of plastic bottles

http://cdn.viralnova.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/upcycling-1.jpg

Bodrighy



Joined: 15 Aug 2008
Posts: 2157
Location: Near Devizes
PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 14 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cir3ngirl wrote:
How to make a broom out of plastic bottles

http://cdn.viralnova.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/upcycling-1.jpg


But does it fly?

Pete

Flamin'Panda



Joined: 09 Feb 2014
Posts: 464
Location: Azores
PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 14 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And for those in somerset...

http://beforeitsnews.com/green-living/2013/06/9-examples-of-plastic-bottle-boats-2447570.html

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8898

PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 14 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

All this assumes you use plastic bottles. We don't, except for milk bottles, so a bit limiting. Some of the ideas look good, but not sure about some of those boats.

Flamin'Panda



Joined: 09 Feb 2014
Posts: 464
Location: Azores
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 14 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Uh oh, no plastic bottles, crickey, you will drown without a plastic bottle boat... Thus I conclude that plastic bottles will save humanity...

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1444
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 14 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's me doomed then, Flamin Panda, I don't even know what spam is in relation to a pooter-thought it was a tinned meat.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33017
Location: yes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 14 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Flamin'Panda wrote:
And for those in somerset...

http://beforeitsnews.com/green-living/2013/06/9-examples-of-plastic-bottle-boats-2447570.html


do i remember a chap making an ocean voyage on a bottle boat ?

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8898

PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 14 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well ocean voyages have been made on balsa wood rafts and reed boats so why not.

Flamin'Panda



Joined: 09 Feb 2014
Posts: 464
Location: Azores
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 14 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yup a transat was done in a plastic bottle boat. But then if you throw a bottle in the sea in the Canary islands, it will wash up in the Caribbean anyway.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33017
Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 14 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

eventually i spose they do , much like maine lobster pots reaching cornwall

the sailor must have had plenty of bottle though

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