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Becki



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Devon
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 04 11:18 pm    Post subject: Plastic bottles  Reply with quote    

The council are accepting plastic bottles at the recycling centre in Cheney Manor, Swindon, soon. They are also hoping to put banks in the Haydon Centre and Asda.

jema
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: escaped from Swindon
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 04 11:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Plastic bottles Reply with quote    

Er indoors wrote:
The council are accepting plastic bottles at the recycling centre in Cheney Manor, Swindon, soon. They are also hoping to put banks in the Haydon Centre and Asda.


That will be good we have managed to cut down quite a bit on the numbers we buy, but recycling will complement this

jema

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14834
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 04 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Our council are very good with plastic bottles (although not as good as the one next door, who collect them) but the bins get very, very full. My advice would be to try and go towards the end of the week, on Thursday or Friday, as they get really full at the weekend. Or find out what day they are emptied, and go just after that.

mrsnesbitt



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 04 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I am making some plastic flowers with my green bottles! Watch this space!!! Our council collect everything but! Dxx

Deedee



Joined: 10 Jan 2005
Posts: 250
Location: Surrey
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 05 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I use these a lot for cloches but always had a problem storing them (we dont have fizzy stuff so I have to cadge them all every year) but was wading thru some back issues of kitchen garden the other day and came across a pic,it was just a six foot garden cane stuck in the ground with all the 'cloches' neatly stacked onto it slotting into one another 'doh' why didnt I think of that???

jema
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 05 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Deedee wrote:
I use these a lot for cloches but always had a problem storing them (we dont have fizzy stuff so I have to cadge them all every year) but was wading thru some back issues of kitchen garden the other day and came across a pic,it was just a six foot garden cane stuck in the ground with all the 'cloches' neatly stacked onto it slotting into one another 'doh' why didnt I think of that???


That sounds like one for the "Jacks hints and tips" forum!

jema

nettie



Joined: 02 Dec 2004
Posts: 5886
Location: Suffolk
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 05 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You and me both Deedee. Thanks for the tip re the canes. Every time I open my shed door about 20 bottles fall out on top of me

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14834
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: 218

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: 4820
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
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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

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