Uses for Plastic Bottle Caps

Water and soda bottle caps can be difficult, if not impossible to recycle. Finding other uses for plastic bottle caps helps prevent them from ending up in the landfill. This is a guide about uses for plastic pop bottle caps.
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November 6, 2016 Flag
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I was at McDonald's the other day, and I purchased three of their little bottles of milk. I immediately knew that they would be used as some kind of craft or toy or decoration at our home. I decided to use them as a seasonal cat toy. I put in a picture, from a seasonal gift bag that I had recycled, into the middle of the milk bottle cap. Now my cats have a toy to bat around the house.

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They seem to really enjoy the little caps and play a form of feline air-hockey with them all over the house. Cats are amazing!

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December 14, 2011 Flag
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Plastic bottle caps can be used to make fly and insect door curtains.

Measure a piece of timber dowel the width of the door. Drill a small hole (1/8") in the centre of each cap and string them together like beads, with knots along the string to keep them separate from each other. A creative person could make a design or picture on the curtain out of different coloured caps.

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Affix at the top of the door, with two screw-eyes and hooks for easy removal during the winter months when insects aren't a problem or for cleaning if necessary.

By Mopoke from Huon, Victoria

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December 15, 20110 found this helpful

Ingenious! There's a lady who makes welcome mats out of these plastic bottle caps, but I don't know how she attaches them or what she attaches them to. I save them and have plenty, but don't know what exactly to do with them. Thanks so much for the idea!

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December 15, 20110 found this helpful

Okay I do not get how this can keep insects from coming indoors. Can anyone explain why they would not come in thru the little holes between the caps.

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December 15, 20110 found this helpful

Love this recycle idea! Reminds me of the psychedelic late 60's and early 70's era bead curtains - LOL :-)

Unless there's at least a slight breeze that makes these move to distract the bugs I don't know how it would be very realistic as a bug deterent though.

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December 27, 2011 Flag
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My nephew's elementary school collects all kinds of bottle caps and gets some kind of money for them. We always put our bottle caps is a basket and when we see Jacob we give them to him.

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December 4, 2011 Flag
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You can make your own checker board and use the red and black coke caps. They also make great replacements. When it it is faced down with open side up, it is not a king. To become a king, flip it over with the solid side on top.

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October 16, 2016 Flag
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This is a guide about plastic bottle top container. Reuse a bottle top and 2 caps to make a handy pocket container.

Plastic Bottle Top Container

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December 18, 2007 Flag
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My four cats were constantly losing their store bought toys under the appliances and furniture, and down the basement stairs. One day I realized they got the exact same amount of joy chasing a plastic bottle cap around.

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April 2, 2015 Flag

I lost the cap to my mouthwash. I didn't want to put it in a soda or flavored water bottle because moving being what it is, I couldn't find a felt pen to mark it with. So I found the next best thing. A water bottle cap worked perfectly. Being the frugal person that I am, I didn't want to waste the bottle or have it spill. I hope this helps.

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July 16, 2012 Flag
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Guess how many tops. Nearest guess wins a prize! This is a good game or any charity event: summer fete, Brownies, Boy Scouts, Christmas event, etc.

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December 5, 2007 Flag
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I collect Coke plastic bottle caps for the Coke Rewards program. After entering the codes, I then have lots and lots of plastic bottle caps. Is there anything useful I can do with them?

Jean from Detroit, MI

July 26, 20090 found this helpful

i have a pattern for a wind chime using bottle caps if u would like to have a copy. my email address is biskitbrnr AT yahoo.com. email me and let me know if you would like it.

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February 17, 20160 found this helpful

Yes I would love the pattern. My email

is. chey AT tds.net. Thank you Sharon H.

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August 23, 20160 found this helpful

I live in the UK and found the Coke bottle top fits the trigger spray bottles (sanitiser and shower spray) perfectly. I simply take off the trigger spray and replace with coke top reducing the height of the bottle for easier storage.

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September 20, 20160 found this helpful

July 19, 2011 Flag

In the last few years, Aveda Cosmetics started recycling plastic soda bottle caps. They made a strong case for the fact that land and marine animals suffer when the mothers mistake these things for food and feed them to their young, accidentally killing the babies. Unfortunately, Aveda stopped taking these recently. Not all recyclers will take these small things.

Any ideas as to where these can be recycled or how they can be used en mass? Please, can somebody give me a workable solution to this almost unaddressed problem?

By Jacquelyn

March 17, 20130 found this helpful

Our waste/recycle collector will accept the caps if they are ON the bottles/containers, but if they are off, I think the automatic separator separates them as trash. Check with your Township recycling person.

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May 28, 20130 found this helpful

You can go to http://www.terracycle.com/ and sign up to mail your caps in. They will take anything from deodorant dispensers, to toothbrushes, to even cigarette butts. You can print a mailing label from the site, then you can get credits that you can redeem to help charities that you choose :D

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February 18, 20160 found this helpful

Seems to me they could be great educational toys, for kids old enough to not put them in their mouths. They could count them, add and subtract them, and if you have an assortment, they could group them by color or size.

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May 11, 20160 found this helpful

November 7, 2007 Flag

What do you do with the milk and soda caps nobody wants? I believe I pretty much covered before their use as game pieces. How about Holiday Decorations or just small vessels that can be used to decorate holiday decorations?

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