15 Creative And Environmentally Friendly Bottle Hacks That Are Better Than Recycling

15 Creative And Environmentally Friendly Bottle Hacks That Are Better Than Recycling

With national debt levels in the UK rising at a rate of £5,170 per second, it is increasingly important for home-owners to save their hard-earned money. This is one of the primary reasons for the popularity of recycling, which can also reduce your carbon footprint and create a more energy-efficient living space.

Those with a more creative mind can even elevate recycling onto a whole new level, as these environmentally friendly bottle hacks prove:

1. Use discarded cosmetics or lotion bottles to alter the water flow from your faucet.


    2. Pierce holes in the lid of a gallon water bottle to create a makeshift watering can.


      3. Take an iconic empty bottle and repurpose it using a twist-on soap dispenser spout.


        4. Turn discarded 2-litre bottles into a sturdy and functional broom.


          5. Create a colorful children’s money bank using a colored soda bottle.


            6. Use an old Mio container to apply salad dressing to your daily lunch.


              7. Turn old soda and cider bottles into decorated bird feeders.


                 8. Make painting easier, cleaner, and more efficient by using colour-coded ketchup bottles.


                   9. Cut the bases from used soda bottles and turn them into decorative snowflakes for your Christmas tree.


                    10. Adopt a similar approach and use the base of a 2-litre bottle to create upcycled craft containers.


                      11. Create a portable cell phone holder using a baby soap bottle.


                        12. Repurpose 1-litre bottles into drip catchers and reduce water consumption and waste.


                          13. Cut then paint discarded plastic bottles to create a series of energy-efficient patio lights.


                            14. Poke holes into a plastic water bottle to create an effective and eco-friendly lawn sprinkler.


                              15. Keep things simple with a compact drain clogger made from a plastic bottle and a craft knife.


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                                Is It Necessary To Follow Traffic Rules?

                                Is It Necessary To Follow Traffic Rules?

                                On a daily basis, we constantly hear news about different forms of road accidents, either because of some stupid drivers who recklessly drives their vehicle, over-speeding, and the list goes on. The dumbest mistakes people ever make we put all the blame to our government – for providing insufficient funds to spend with road widening, infrastructure upgrades, better traffic system, and best walkie-talkie[1] or radar speed gun for law enforcement. The lack of employment, low quality of education, corruption, sudden increase of necessity prices, and the unfinished road construction projects. Sometimes, we, as citizens, often forget that we also play a very important role in the chain process, and thus we should not put all the blame to our government.

                                Common Sense

                                There is no point denying that it is actually the government’s role to provide us good road and road signs. But if citizens do not actually follow these traffic rules as the basis of standards, how can they ever guarantee our safety? Yes, you may excuse yourself for not knowing the standard safety measures, but come on! We are not children anymore. Simple 1-2-3’s and a little common sense will do.



                                Owning a car or a motorcycle is great; it helps keep us on track in our fast paced lives. But, if we do not abide by the simple safety driving procedures, you definitely are at risk. In 2012, Los Angeles County alone, 59% motorcyclists were killed. This is more than 2010. And by 2013, California ranked third for motorcycle fatalities.[2] Thus, it is very important to buckle up your belts, wear your helmet and follow the traffic lights and other street signs. They serves as a warning. There could be some dangerous road ahead or any untoward incidences, and once you will not follow this and take proper precaution, trouble always meet you ahead, either a severe accident or a police honking you to pull over. And you know what will happen next.



                                People who lives some blocks away from their workplace usually prefer to take a walk instead of driving their vehicle. This could save them a considerable amount of money on fuel. Plus it is a great way to exercise. Even so, although you are simply walking, it still is important to follow the road traffic signs. Wait for the green signal before crossing the lane, no matter if you are in a hurry or not. A lot of road accidents happen because some passersby merely doesn’t follow the traffic light signals. Also, do not forget to walk only in between the white lanes, or the so-called pedestrian lines.


                                Final Thoughts

                                The issues and problems on the roads will never be resolve and forever will stay unless the citizens truly realize how necessary it is to follow traffic rules and regulations. As drivers, we are suppose to stay on our right lane, steer at the right speed, and follow every traffic sign. As pedestrian walkers, we are expected to cross at the right place, at the right time. If each party cooperates, we can achieve a harmonious flow of traffic.


                                Of course, we all live in an era where all of us are in a hurry and one simply cannot afford to waste time. But, being hasty can bring a lot more trouble and can basically cause more delay. There is no mad science to resolve road accidents or to keep ourselves safe and secure while on the streets. It all depends if all of us will submit to the traffic rules the government has set before us.

                                What are your thoughts about following traffic rules?



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