Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Repurpose Plastic Bottles


-- Quote of the Day -- 

 
“…There are about 200 Silesians species, 800 newts and salamanders, and 6000 frogs and toads, (currently known about). …Frogs are really neat because they have a lot of different parental strategies, some may lay 3000 eggs and they are left on their own, but a lot of the species only lay 100 eggs, so in order to have a greater survival rate they will have different parental strategies. …Males will hold them in their mouth, in their vocal sacs, or the female will swallow the eggs and shut down production of her gastric juices until they hatch and then she will spit them out. …There has been about 200 frog extinctions in the last decade.  …Atrizine is one pesticide that we are working on getting banned, one of the most commonly used pesticide on the planet – but it is illegal in the entire European Union. …it doesn’t decay very well at all, and it causes immune-suppression, hermaphitism, and even complete sex reversal in frogs – and this is just one of 18,000 pesticides used in North America.” 

~ Kerry Kruger


Today's quote originates from the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio show episode titled: Save the Frogs Org. (*Click on the title to access the full interview)



-- Reuse Idea -- 

Now here is an interesting reuse / repurpose idea that was forwarded to me from Larry Towne - I'm not sure where he got the information from, but thought it was a great example of how innovative people are becoming in waste reduction.

Find a clean plastic bottle and cut off the neck and a bit of the shoulder off using strong, sharp scissors. ... or a razor knife if you are really brave. 




Pull the top of the plastic bag through the neck, and screw on the cap to seal it securely - as shown in the image below:







 


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