If you’re a believer in recycling, reducing consumption, and conserving resources, check out the ways you can re-use 2- liter plastic bottles in this article.
Winter uses for 2-liter bottles: Fill your empty 2-liter bottles with sand and use them as you would sandbags for extra weight in your trunk when traveling in snow and ice. You can also fill the bottles with kitty litter to use when stuck in snow or mud. It is easy to use the bottles to spread the litter around your tires to get unstuck!
Household uses for empty 2-liter bottles: You can fill a bottle with hot water and use it as a footwarmer. Just roll it under your feet while watching TV to keep your feet warm. Make a homemade ice pack by filling bottles with tap water and freezing them. Use them as ice packs in coolers to keep drinks cold while traveling. Remember to leave a little space in the bottle to allow water to expand as it freezes. Use an old 2-liter bottle as a yarn holder by cutting off the bottom, inserting yarn, and threading the yarn through the small top opening. Glue or tape the bottom of bottle back on. Your yarn will stay intact and not unroll and it will not get tangled.
Kid’s uses for 2-liter bottles: You can make a water sprayer out of a used liter bottle. Cut 3 slits in the side of the bottle, and use duct tape to secure a hose pipe to the top of the bottle. Turn on hose and let kids have fun with the homemade sprayer. Another use could be a piggy bank! Cut a slit big enough for coins, then paint or cover bottle with glue to make it decorative. Your child can now save a lot of money in their homemade bank. Just cut off the bottom when the bank is full to remove the coins.
Outdoor uses for 2- liter bottles: Use a bottle for a bug trap. Dissolve ½ cup water with ½ cup of sugar. Add 1 cup cider vinegar and a banana peel. Make sure the cap is on tight. Shake up the mixture, and then fill up with water halfway with cold water. Cut a ¾ quarter inch hole near the top of the bottle. Hang the bottle in a tree branch of a tree where bugs hang out frequently. Turn a plastic liter bottle into a drip irrigation system to water garden. Start with a dry and clean bottle, next cut about 3 inches from the base of the bottle. This will allow you to refill the water through the opening. Fit an irrigation spike onto the top of the bottle, place the bottle on the ground near the plant you want watered, and fill the bottle with water. Then let it take over to keep your plant watered. Refill the bottle when empty. You could also convert 2-liter plastic bottles into plastic containers for use in your garage. Just cut the tops off down to the depth you want the container. Use the bottom half of bottles as containers for separating different types of nails, drill bits, etc.
Use your own imagination to invent even more uses for your used 2-liter plastic bottles.