A Useful Re-use of Plastic Bottle Caps

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:

This idea has been floating through a series of forwarded emails and we wanted to share it with you here:

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Cut the threaded portion of the bottle neck from the bottle.

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Push a plastic bag up through the removed bottle neck, fold the bag down over the neck, and twist on the lid.

This seals the bag, making it air or water tight for storage! So useful for sealing bulk items in plastic bags - isn't that cool?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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