Reuse your plastic into Garden fantasic!

Rebecca Wilson, passionate about recycling across South Yorkshire
Rebecca Wilson
21 Feb 2020

With Spring just around the corner, we will be turning our gardens into something that Alan Titchmarsh would be proud of.

Green leafed planters made from reused materials, discover how to reduce waste across South Yorkshire

Tools and equipment for gardening can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. We have put together some of our favourite ideas for reusing plastic bottles through gardening.


Vegetable or herb containers


Looking to save some money? Why not start growing your own herbs or vegetables! It can be done at home by using empty plastic bottles.


Using a plastic bottle, cut it into whatever shape you like and then pierce some holes in the bottom of it, this will allow water to drain when watering. Place some stones at the bottom followed by soil and herbs of your choice, water them regularly and watch them grow!


Bird feeders


Bird feeders are so simple and easy to make, why not get everyone involved? It’s an easy DIY project for the kids and they can use materials that we already have at home.


Simply cut two holes on each side of a plastic bottle and then place a wooden spoon through the two holes. Repeat this step as many times as you like, fill with bird food and you’re good to go! 


Mini green houses

The top/middle of plastic bottles can be used as mini greenhouses by placing them on a plant pot – allowing plants to breathe and grow at the same time. They can be decorated and look really effective.




Plastic bottle planters


By using the bottom of a plastic bottle, you can create mini planters. Why not get creative and paint them with some colourful designs! Another fab DIY project for everyone.


Remember to reuse


When out and about in the garden remember to reuse a water bottle to stay hydrated. Did you know that If just 10% of people in the UK refilled once a week we could save around 340 million plastic bottles a year!


Do you have any hints or tips to share? We’d love to hear from you, get in touch using the links below by tagging us or using #SYrecycles



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