How can I reuse or recycle … plastic can holder things?

Plastic can holderWe went for a walk in a local wood the other weekend and while we were walking around, I saw one of those plastic things that holds together four packs of (usually drink) cans.

It was still intact so I picked it up to tear it apart (none of the non-existent deers that are supposed to live in that wood would be choke on it on my watch) but as I did so, it made me wonder whether those seagulls-killers have any possible reuses.

Any suggestions?

(Photo by celiece)

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16 Responses to “How can I reuse or recycle … plastic can holder things?”

  1. Jackie says:

    Firstly, avoid buying 4 packs. If, however you do end up with the plastic can holders, you can re-use them as plant ties and plant supports in the garden and they can be re-used each year

  2. Nancy says:

    I found these suggestions on-line at another recycling site:

    Plastic Rings (six packs)
    Tie together and use as a trellis for roses.
    String together into “chicken wire” and erect around the garden so your dog will know that it is off-limits. Support with wooden handles from shovels, brooms, etc.
    Make into a hot pad by cutting each ring separate to form a circle. Double-crochet around each ring. Sew the six smaller rings together to form one large circle.

  3. nicoladicola1 says:

    our local off licence collectrs them to reuse

  4. Donna says:

    You can make snowflakes out of them. Here is a link to a website that shows you how to di this.

  5. Jo says:

    use a lighter to meld them all together and use as a dolphin-catcher

  6. Tracey says:

    if you do bin these plastic things, please cut them up so an animal can’t get trapped in them. They can kill (the Simpsons and Happy Feet have shown this!)

  7. I use them when I plant tomato vines and it helps with supporting the branches.

  8. Evangelin says:

    After you use pots made of mud don’t throw them because it takes almost 1000 years to form a layer of soil.

  9. Katie says:

    As a sock tidy.

  10. carrie says:

    i heard of someone who strung these together to make a hammock. not sure how comfortable it was tho…

  11. Belinda says:

    My mother makes a beach bag out of them…my non-profit is accepting them as donations for this purpose for a fundraiser…anyone who has some in the DC area…we gladly accept

  12. Kimberly says:

    You can cut the circles apart, and make a decorative pot holder with them.

  13. whaaa says:

    Don’t thorow it out in the beach

  14. Janis says:

    Does anyone have a crocheted potholder pattern made with these plastic holders? I have heard of one and cannot find it. Would love to hear from anyone that has any ideas.

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