Monday, 11 May 2015

Reuse of plastic bottles

Reuse of plastic bottles

Correct term for this post is "reuse". To reuse is to use an item again after it has been used. This includes conventional reuse where the item is used again for the same function, and new-life reuse where it is used for a different function. 

Whereas Recycling is a process to change waste materials into new products.

ChristianPFC has little imagination, hence he finds it intriguing how many ways the Thai find to reuse plastic bottles (including plastic drums and canisters, but not glass or fluorescent plastic bottles, that will be separate posts) and takes pictures.

Plant plants in them:

House and protect electrical installations from water:

Makeshift urinal/pissoir (near Hua Lampong, into canal):

Letter box:

Cup for drinking:

Rain drain:

Fill with water and weigh plastic foil:

Fill with concrete and weigh posts:

Dustbin with handle:

Candle holder and wind shield:

Rat trap:

Tray for water for dog or to catch oil from car or mocy:

Dustpan with handle:

 Cup for rice:

Cover sharp edges:

Delayed watering of flowers:

Picture from Germany, solution to last week's quiz: This is a mole deterrent, the sound of bottles hitting the pole (by wind) is supposed to deter moles.

update jun2016: (delayed watering of plants)

Copyright 2015 ChristianPFC


  1. Christian, you have an amazing eye for detail Think of a way to capitalize on this gift. It may take your life in a new and rewarding direction.

    Carpe diem!

  2. In TH they also put them filled with water and set them so to deter stray cats (?) or rats (?), as they see them like in a mirror.
    But in DE its much harder, as most have 25 cts deposit on them.


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