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Recycling Innovatively

After going for a terrarium team building session, sometimes it may spark a new found passion for saving our environment or going green. So we are here to share with you ways in which you can creatively utilize the plastic waste around you to its best use. After all, it is boring to just chuck all that plastic inside the recycling bin when you can do so much more with them.

1. Terrarium making DIY

Many objects can be used to substitute for the glass container that is specially made for terrariums. The whole concept of a terrarium, open or closed, does not need a specialized ‘terrarium’ container; any container will do just fine. But let’s face it, who does not want a cool new kickass terrarium for themselves. Used objects such as an old fish tank, or perhaps an old light bulb can be given a breath of new life. Additionally, by using these kinds of unique item, you can be assured your terrarium will not be looking like a generic one, so it is definitely worth the effort you put in it. Basically, don’t dismiss the possibility that it cannot be done because it can be and you will get a really special looking terrarium.

2. Plastic Art Sculpture/Installation

You should definitely go check out Google to see the huge compilation of work done by using only recyclable materials, mostly using plastic bottles. One prominent idea that struck out to me personally is the bottle cap installation. It is pretty simple and neat. Just nail the bottle caps in a to the wall, stick it on in some way that creates a pattern with the colours and then viola, an amazing mural is made. Another unique creation is a bouquet lamp done by cutting out multiple bases of plastic bottles and forming them into a ball, then placing this ball on the top of a light source. And if you happen to run out of time during Christmas, it is also possible to craft out a mini Christmas tree out of a water bottle.

3. Vertical Garden

Is one terrarium really enough for you? If it isn’t you could use plastic bottles to house more plants, and hang outside along the wall and name it the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. A fun fact: the Hanging Gardens of Babylon is the only Wonder of the World that may have never existed. Technically, this is an open terrarium still, but who cares what it is as long as it looks awesome. And to top it off, for the background of the wall, you could cut out the base of the plastic bottles to make it look like flowers and hang them like a curtain. It would look really great in your completely recycled garden, with real and fake plants complimenting each other’s presence.

These are but just some examples and ideas previous creative geniuses thought of in the past. Do not let these constrict your own creativity, dare to be bold and recycle artistically. Let us all do our part for the environment today!