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Reusing Glass Bottles

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Instead of recycling or throwing out your glass bottles, there may be another way you can use it. This is a guide about reusing glass bottles.

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Tip: Reuse Glass Water Bottles, Not Plastic

The economy has affected many of us in the last couple of years. Trying to shop for a family of five and stay within budget isn't easy sometimes, especially when you are trying to buy healthy items that everyone will like.

Sometimes it is tempting to buy soft drinks as a treat because they're on sale, but I try to avoid them. I decided to try the bottled teas instead. They are more expensive, but because they are glass, I wash them with a bottle brush and refill them with filtered water.

I keep them in the fridge so the kids can grab them anytime, and as a result, they're drinking more water. I tell them to put them in the sink to be rewashed and used, so we aren't littering landfills with plastic water bottles.

It might just be me, but the water tastes so much better out of glass bottles!

By Jeannie from Valdosta, GA

Tip: Bottle Your Own Beverages

Recycle standard size, screw-cap soft drink bottles for your family. I have found using the screw-cap soft drink bottles are wonderful for taking drinks with me to work for my small office refrigerator. They freeze very well and are great for car trips.

With the screw caps, you don't worry about spills in the car when tipped over. They also take up less room in the refrigerator at home than a regular pitcher does. I can make up tea or other drinks, fill up my bottles, put the drinks in the refrigerator, then grab one each morning for my lunch bag as I leave. They are easy to wash, too. I buy the large containers of water and just refill the empty soda bottles rather than purchasing cases of water every week.

By Marsha from Greenville, NC

Tip: Store Oil and Vinegar in Wine Bottles

Instead of paying for decorative bottles for my oil and vinegar, I use empty wine bottles. After washing them and letting them dry, I fill them with olive oil or vinegar and top them with plastic liquor pourers for handy use. They work (and look) great.

By duckie-do from Cortez, CO

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Question: Crafts Using Small Glass Syrup Bottles

What crafty thing can I do with small glass syrup bottles? Also medium size oak leaf shaped bottles. Thanks.

By HJB


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By diana.collings [2]03/04/2013

How's about a Macrame plant hanger? It looks beautiful with a plant inside.
http://pinterest.com/dianaoz/diy-projects-to-try/

RE: Crafts Using Small Glass Syrup Bottles

Question: Reusing Hot Sauce Bottles

Are there any good uses for the little bottles that contain hot sauce when empty?

By Freckles


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By Mary Jane Jordan T.05/28/2012

I make hot sauce and put in back in bottle.

Question: Buying One Gallon Glass Bottles for Water

Does anyone know where I can purchase 1 gallon "glass" bottles that I can take to the grocery store to refill with water? I've been reusing Gatorade bottles, but I'm concerned about using the plastic bottles over and over.

I've been cleaning them with vinegar, but I'm not sure if that's such a good idea. I'd like to use glass, because it's easier to clean.

By Betty


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By susan [5]02/25/2010

I buy juices and cider at our health food store in glass gallon jugs. They cost more, but I also reuse those glass jars.