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Juice bottles: Cut the head off, drill some holes in the base - for some practical flower pots.

Juice bottles: Cut the head off, drill some holes in the base – for some practical flower pots.

 

The shape of these juice bottles is actually ideal for flower pots:

– The diameter of the bottle is about 10cm, a standard size for flower pots.

– The base is raised into a punt and gives the ideal points to drill drainage holes: As they are raised, it ensures there will always be a bit of water in the very bottom.

– The top bit can be used as a greenhouse roof to protect seedlings from weather and mice.

 

How to make flower pots from soft drink bottles:

With a pair of nail scissors, cut the top bit off.

You’ll have to cut round, that’s why it’s easier with nail scissors. Follow a line on the bottle, it’s hard not to cut skew.

Depending on the length of roots the plants will grow you can keep the bottom bit quite tall or cut it down to a standard size.
Because the plastic is see-through, you can leave a wide rim above the ground level which keeps in all the mess.

Drill drain holes in the base of the bottle.

Hold the drill steady, it’s easy to slip on the plastic. Drill about 5 holes around the centre point of the base.

Depending on the water consumption of the plant you can drill large holes so the earth will drain well or small holes to capture water.
If the plant likes wet feet, you can drill the holes higher up.

Drill ventilation holes in the top bit of the bottle.

Hold the drill even steadier, this is a slanted surface. Drill about 5 evenly spread holes in the shoulder of the bottle.

You can use the remaining  bottle tops as mini greenhouse roofs. They fit very tight into the flower pot and won’t easily come off.
Depending on the humidity preferences of the plant, you can drill large holes for good ventilation or small holes for capturing moisture and heat.

 

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These are old old cigarette butts we 'excavated' from our garden. They've been lingering beneath metres of soil and building rubble for years and are not even close to decomposing.

Old old cigarette butts we ‘excavated’ from our garden. They’ve been lingering beneath layers of soil and building rubble for decades and are not even close to decomposing.

 

Tossing cigarette butts is a crime

Did you know that you get fined for dumping cigarette butts?

Save yourself some bucks (up to 1.500 Rand in South Africa) and dispose of your stompies properly.

 

In addition, cigarette butts pose health and environmental risks

Cigarette butts are a potential fire hazard.

A devastating fire in 2007, allegedly caused by a cigarette butt thrown out of a car window by a tourist, which burnt tracts of Table Mountain and killed a British tourist, was the reason the City of Cape Town launched the stompie hotlineCape Town is the only city in South Africa with such a hotline.

Most cigarette butts are not biodegradable.

The picture above shows old cigarette butts ‘excavated’ from our garden. This is as far as it goes for stompies: They never really disappear. The fibres in the cigarette butt are not cotton or paper, they are most likely plastic that can persist in the environment as long as other forms of plastic.

– Cigarette butts are the most common man-made litter in the world.

Approximately 5.6 trillion cigarettes are smoked every year worldwide. Of those it is estimated that 4.5 trillion cigarette butts become litter every year. Cigarette butts discarded in parking lots, along sidewalks and in street gutters miles from the coast inevitably make their way through storm drains, creeks and rivers to the beach and the ocean and account for the single most commonly collected waste item found each year on beach clean-ups.

 

Please: #NoStompies!

Help combat the cigarette butt pollution problem and throw your stompies into the bin.

Report drivers who flick stompies out of their car window:
Call the stompie hotline control centre number on 021 424 7715.
Upload the incident on reportacrime.co.za.

 

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