A very green greenhouse made from recycled drinks bottles

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I hate plastic drinks bottles, the way they litter our roads, are always strewn around bins and of course, are constantly washing up on our beautiful beaches. Unfortunately the fact remains, whether we like it or not, they are going to be around for some time, so we’ve just keep recycling and get creative and upcycle.

I’ve already shared with you environmental designer, Michelle Brand’s really cute and stunning plastic flowers made from recycled drinks bottles, but how about this, a full size greenhouse made of old pop bottles!

I spied this particularly example at one of the National Trust’s properties, Belton House.

Made in partnership with the local school, this rather roomy greenhouse is constructed using a wooden frame, with plastic drinks bottles threaded together with bamboo canes and secured in place, top and bottom.

If you fancy having a go at making one for yourself, here’s an easy tutorial for you to follow from REAP.

If a greenhouse is too big for your needs or you haven’t got room, how about making smaller cloches ready for next spring using a similar design and smaller 50cl bottles?

Seen something similar or have you got a pop bottle greenhouse in your garden? If the answer’s yes, let me  know and I’ll share it on the Queen of Easy Green Facebook page.

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