Plastic milk containers are a bulky addition to the bags of garbage a homeowner collects for the local landfill. Quart and gallon plastic milk jugs are high-density polythene, which is recyclable. Identify the grade of plastic by looking at the bottom of the bottle. Notice a recycle triangle symbol with a number stamped inside of it. HPDE plastic has a number 2 as the identifier. The bottles are sent for recycling by municipalities. The crafty homeowner can recycle milk containers into reusable containers and decorations.
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Things you need
- Heavy-duty kitchen shears
- Sharp knife
Rinse the interior of the plastic bottle thoroughly to remove any remaining milk. Toss the cap in the trash or save it for a craft project.
Set the bottle in the drainer and allow it to air dry. Crush the bottle to flatten it unless you use it for a garden or craft project.
Place the bottle in a recycling bin or storage bag.
Take the bottles to the landfill or recycling area in your neighbourhood, municipality or apartment complex.
Cut the front and bottom sections out of a plastic milk bottle with heavy-duty kitchen shears or knife to make a simple scoop for pet food.
Cut four segments out of the sides of the milk bottle with a sharp knife. Tie a piece of clothesline rope or rustproof wire to the handle. Hang this recycled bird feeder in a tree. Fill with bird seed.
Cut shapes from a plastic milk bottle with heavy-duty kitchen shears. Encourage children to paint the shapes with acrylic paint for decorative ornaments or mobile pieces.
Cut squares from a recycled milk bottle with scissors. Punch a line of holes along all four sides. Crochet the squares together for a tote bag.
Store compost tea in a reusable plastic milk bottle. Set clean milk bottles out in the rain to catch water for garden plants. Hang a full bottle of rainwater over a hanging plant outdoors. Poke holes in the bottom of the container for a slow leaking effect. This will water a plant during a vacation trip.
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