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WHY DO WE NEED TO RECYCLE PLASTICS?

  • Plastics is one of the most serious environmental issues.
  • The use of plastics has increased over the years and it has become a large part of the waste.
  • Recycling plastics saves landfill space. (1 ton of plastics saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space)
  • 1 plastic bottle can save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 6 hours.
  • Recycling plastics reduces water pollution. (The chemicals in plastics pollutes the soil as well as water)
 
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Step 1: Materials

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YOU WILL NEED:
  • Plastic bottles (washed and unwrapped)
    • They can be colored bottles too
  • Standard lamp fixture
  • Light bulb (LED)
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Olfa knife or Exacto knife

Step 2: Step1

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CUT THE BOTTLES

  • The big white plastic bottle will be the base of a lamp.
    • Cut the bottom of the bottle
  • Cut the rest of the bottles into whatever you like
    • Be creative!

* BE CAREFUL WITH A HOT GLUE *

Step 3: Step 2

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HOT GLUE PLASTIC BOTTLES

  • Glue the plastic bottles onto the base.
  • Then, put the lamp fixture through the top of the base bottle.
  • Place the light bulb.

I designed two different lamps, and one of them is spray painted. HOWEVER, I do not recommend to spray paint yours, because it is bad for the environment.

HOW IS IT BAD? http://www.seagrant.sunysb.edu/marinabmp/section2/...


Step 4: Step 3

COMPLETE

  • Turn on the light and look how beautiful it is!

craftclarity2 months ago

Clever re-use! And attractive, too!