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Plastic Bottle Solar Lights

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This is a great way to reuse plastic bottles and save money on power. In the United States this idea could be used in sheds, chicken coops, or any structure with a tin roof. These plastic bottle lights create an amazing amount of light without any electricity. What a great idea and such a touching story. I hope you enjoy.

By StellaBell from Manchester, WA


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November 16, 20110 found this helpful

I reallly did enjoy the story and just a simple solution to a bad problem. I thought this would be a good teaching aid and a fun project to do with my grandson. We could both learn from the project.

Thanks for sharing this video.

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December 29, 20110 found this helpful

We don't worry about what to do with plastic soda bottles, and they never reach the landfill. All our sodas, when purchased, have a recycle fee added 5 or ten cents depending on size of bottle (and aluminum cans, plastic & glass water & juice bottles, etc.). When returned to a recycler, we get our money back--it's as simple as that. (Some of you may remember the old "no deposit no return" days that followed the deposits charged on bottles, glass in those days--and we returned 'em to the retailer for our deposit back.) And other recyclable glass & plastic that doesn't have a recycle fee added?


We have a recycler that pays for them as well. Not as much as the "paid deposit" ones, but something's better'n nothing, especially these days!

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