How can I reuse glass bottles?
It’s likely this sort of comment was motivated by saving money and resources more than recycling and reducing the impact on the environment. But whatever the reason, why not try reusing and repurposing before you recycle?!
Even your Fusion supplement bottles have many more uses after you have swallowed all the tablets or capsules. With or without the labels on, let your recycling imagination go wild!
Ideas for repurposing glass jars:
- Vases for fresh flowers from the garden to brighten the home
- To keep a bunch of herbs watered and hydrated before use in cooking
- To grow herbs on the kitchen windowsill
- A pen/pencil holder
- Candlestick holders for the dinner table or romantic setting
- Containers for mixing up and storing salad dressings
- Transporting your snack of nuts to work
- Storing fresh teas or spices
- Vessels for decorations as part of a table centre piece
Recycled gift ideas
Why not create some lovely gifts by painting the jars, making them bright and cheerful or personalising them? Once decorated, you could put in some lovely bath salts or essential oils to make a thoughtful present.
You could also get super creative and use a glass cutter to alter the height and width of the opening to get a variety of shapes – this would make the possibilities endless!
So, before you put your bottles in the recycle bin, think resourcefully…’How could I repurpose this jar?’
How do I remove the labels?
If you prefer the labels off to repurpose the bottle, simply soak it in warm, soapy water until you can peel the labels off. Then scrub the jars with a scourer to remove any leftover glue. Or pop them in the dishwasher with your regular load and the labels come right off! Too easy.