26 Dec '11, 3pm

Making disposable water bottles useful: From jewelry to eco-art | green LA girl #upcycling

Making disposable water bottles useful: From jewelry to eco-art | green LA girl #upcycling

Where do disposable plastic water bottles go when they die, aka get thrown out? The vast majority end up in landfills, some others float out into the sea, and just 23% get recycled . But a minuscule number of plastic bottles go to what’s equivalent to bottle heaven: They’re upcycled into art, jewelry, and home accessories! Crafty designers and artists are turning eco-blights into eco-conscious treasures. Need some jewelry? Stop by Architect Gulnur Ozdaglar’s Etsy store to check out how gorgeous plastic bottle jewelry can really be. (via re-nest ) Check out this gorgeous turquoise PET necklace — which can be yours for $80! Gulnur, who keeps a blog about her handiwork, also makes household decorations like this flower bowl below. If you want that bowl for your coffee table, it’ll put you back $75 — but DIYers might want to try their own hand at PET bowl-making! Instructables...

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