Flower pots from plastic waste

Waste, no its not to waste. It can be resourceful – Just a matter of perspective.

Upcycling means to give higher value to something that has lost its purpose or meaning. It means re-using things and adding value through creativity. Instead of throwing the bags that contained my coffee beans I look for their other possible functions.

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One of the things with the shortest lifespan are plastic wrappings and bags. During one of my last workshops I made various flower pots from plastic bags, drink cartons, floppy disks and washing liquid plastic bottle. For the outer layer I used a good looking bag or box, for the inner pot I used a bag or box that I filled with soil and plants. Two drainage holes are cut into the bottom. For convenience the inner pot stands on the cut off bottom of a plastic bottle like in the picture below.
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The workshop table during pot production.
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A beautiful plastic bag that once held rice is covering a milk carton with two drainage holes, filled with soil and plants.

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And here is how to make germination pots from milk cartons.
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Even better is this vertical garden using milk cartons. When using the same package it looks pretty good! Now you just need to look after the plants ;)

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