Living on an island means it is essential that we do our best to preserve the environment. Having the luxury of living on an island means you have an amazing scenic background to enjoy a glass of wine, with friends and family. Once, you have finished enjoying that bottle of wine, responsibly, don’t toss out the bottle. Instead, rethink the way you reuse, and repurpose the wine bottle.
You can be eco chic by transforming that wine bottle into a fancy water bottle. Use it to serve water to guests at a dinner party, outdoor lunch with your family, and friends. Each table can have it’s own bottle of water on hand. You can also use your repurposed wine bottles as a water bottle for every day use. You can remove the label if you want a simple sleek look for the bottle or keep the label for some character.
I personally have saved a few wine bottles, over time, and repurposed them to store water. It’s a great way to always have cool water on hand, in addition to your Brita water pitcher. By having wine bottles converted into trendy, and eco chic water bottles you are eliminating your need, and use of plastic water bottles. Likewise, having a Brita water pitcher, you are eliminating the need for bottled water, as you can filter your tap water with the Brita filter. Did you know that 1 Brita filter is equivalent to 300 plastic bottles saved. Just think that repurposed wine bottle can serve you for an extremely long time as an eco chic water bottle(s). Who knows your friends may be inspired to do the same thing. Plus, you won’t even have to go out and buy a glass bottle to achieve the same look and purpose. This project is more ideal for wine bottles with caps not corks. However, if your wine bottle came with a cork you can still use the wine bottle, as a water bottle, just use a reusable cork for the bottle to seal it.
As for the wine bottles that came with corks, don’t throw those corks out either, save them up, and glue them together to make an eco chic coaster.
Facts about glass:
- A modern glass bottle would take 4000 years or more to decompose — and even longer if it’s in the landfill.
- Every month, we throw out enough glass bottles and jars to fill up a giant skyscraper. All of these jars are recyclable!
- Resource: A Recycling Revolution