View Full Version : Seal Plastic Bags with Old Bottle Caps

Justin Case
10-04-2010, 11:11 AM

We're all probably cutting down on plastic bottle use, anyway. But when you do use a plastic bottle, its cap often can't be recycled. Do you pitch it, or put it to a new use? Here's one idea that will have you saving the cap to use time and again:

Follow this link for more pics and "How to" :) http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/hot-tip/a-useful-reuse-for-plastic-bottle-caps-128400

10-04-2010, 03:46 PM
That is a great idea . thanks for posting it.

10-05-2010, 08:34 PM
Couldnt you have just poured the seeds into the bottle?

10-05-2010, 09:01 PM
Couldnt you have just poured the seeds into the bottle?

Party pooper.....

I guess that would save a plastic bag though....


Justin Case
10-05-2010, 09:50 PM
yeah Camp,, Party pooper ! lol

10-05-2010, 10:40 PM
He obviously didn't read the label on the bottle. I'm not certain but I think it says, "No seeds."

10-05-2010, 10:46 PM
It may be illegal to use the plastic bottle in this fashion.

Justin Case
10-05-2010, 11:08 PM
Not in California ,, lol

10-05-2010, 11:25 PM
Yes, especially in California.

10-05-2010, 11:57 PM
i'm pretty sure that once you've paid the crv, you own the container untill you redeem it.

i've used the same technique to make air filters for culture bags, along with rings cut from inoculation syringes. i don't think i would ever have thought to use it to make bags resealable.

10-06-2010, 06:51 AM
Nope - still illegal. According to the label thingie, the only thing you can use the bottles for is a bicycle. I've never quite figured out why, but it says it right on that green trinagle thing with arrows.

10-06-2010, 08:24 AM
And the lid says you can make a tricycle out of it.

10-07-2010, 05:19 PM
I don't know too much about that bag sealing endeavor but I do know that those cut off water bottles make dandy funnels for filling bottles with homebrew.

10-08-2010, 07:41 AM
is that anything like those parking spaces where you're only supposed to park wheelchairs?


10-08-2010, 08:53 AM
And those places that don't allow link pics.