With some creativity, we can re-use some used items we’ve used in our house. This is part of recycle process so we can minimize the waste amount as much as we can. Not everything can be simply thrown away because some may transformed into completely something else with completely other purpose/use.
Take wine bottle for an example. Usually, we can just simply throw away these empty bottles to the garbage bag and they’re gone. But with some creativity, we can transform these empty wine bottles into wine bottle planter for our house where we can grow some plants or flowers on them. How do we do that? I’ll explain in the next paragraphs.
When people came to my house, they asked me lots of questions as to why I do have all these empty wine bottles on my garage as they might look there will be something that I will going to do with them. My answer is “yes”, that I will do something about it. Those empty wine bottles are not purely mine because most of them I collected from my neighbor as cleaner environment program we have domestically in my neighborhood.
To promote this program, I encourage my fellow neighbors to not thrown away those empty wine bottles after they drink the wine content and put them on their yard so we can collect them. This reduce, at least, small amount of recycle-able garbage and re-cycle them into wine bottle planter.
What I do is simple with these empty wine bottles. I cut away the bottom part of these bottles and I turn them upside down, so the bottom part of the empty wine bottles will be on the top, and the bottle neck and the top becomes the bottom part.
I may leave the corks at the bottle or not as it depends on how we are going to do with these empty bottles as planter. Wine bottle planter can be (at least) two types, with self watering (bottle left with no cork) or just a planter which we can hang them (bottle left with cork attached to it).
Self watering wine bottle planter is easy to make, what I do just cut the bottle into 2 parts, but we cut near the neck. Then I turn the top part of empty wine bottle upside down and put into the other half cut bottle, but before that, I fill in the bottom part of the empty wine bottle with fresh water.
So, the plant I put on the “upside down” half part bottle (with no cork) can be self watered. It is an easy way to grow your own (even eatable) plant/vegetable while you are re-cycling at the same time to save your environment.