It may surprise you to find out that I am a passive environmentalist.
Iâ€™m not out chaining myself to corrupt corporations or holding one of those annoying clipboards on a street corner, but I do very much love recycling. Itâ€™s one of those things that leaves a feel-good buzz of productivity while requiring little no energy on my part.
Me: Â Â â€œWhere should I put this bottle?â€
You: â€œIn that brown paper bag.â€
Me: Â Â â€œDone.â€
You: â€œYOUâ€™RE A SAINT!â€
Much of the time, I limit my save-the-earth activities to those that can be done with a flick of the wrist, but every now and then something sustainable comes along and, while it requires work on my part, the final product is pretty frickinâ€™ cool, so I give in.
Which brings me to â€œbeer bottle beer glassesâ€.
Last week, while hopping around the internet, educating myself on the state of beer, I found a video with a very unique, fruitful suggestion on what to do with oneâ€™s empties. Recycling them is so noble, but as you should ask with all noble endeavors, what does it leave YOU? A warm, fuzzy feeling? No, thatâ€™s probably the beer you just drank.
If you want to keep your bottle from entering a landfill and get something to show for it, give thisÂ MAKE Magazine video a watch.
I don’t think it’s worth doing toÂ everyÂ bottle you finish, but anything (bombers especially) with a painted or etched design as opposed to a stick-on label will make a pretty nifty addition to your cabinet o’ drinking**.
If DIY isn’t your thing, I apologize; I know this blog so rarely has crossover with Pinteresting activities, but itâ€™s the summer time! It wouldn’t kill you to take on an art or a craft, god forbid both.
**If you don’t have a cabinet o’ drinking, this should be your next summer project.
“How-To: Bottle Cutting”. MAKE Magazine.