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Recycle your plastic bottles into a broom

A Rocha Brazil |
Monday, 21st May 2012

Here's how to turn a discarded bottle into a broom in 11 easy steps & learn more about a Brazilian social enterprise who used this simple idea to seed a whole social welfare programme for urban children.

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Through training workshops, A Rocha Brazil is mobilizing communities and churches to respond to the environmental challenges in their neighbourhoods. Here's the story of how one innovative little church is turning an environmental problem into a solution - discarded plastic bottles into brooms!

What you need:

20 plastic soft drink bottles 2 liter PET
broomstick
scissors
stylus
awl
wire
hammer
nails

1. Remove the label on the bottle

2. Remove the bottom of the bottle, with the cutting stylus. The bottle will keep strips approximately 0.5 cm

3. Make cuts in the bottle up to the more rounded

4. Remove the neck with scissors

5. Make 18 pieces without neck and leave with a bottleneck

6. Fitting parts with no neck, one by one over the part with neck. Are you ready base of the broom

7. Cut the top of another bottle and fit over the base of the broom you just prepared

8. Drill two holes and insert the wire through all layers of bottles

9. Pull the wire to the other side and twist the ends to fasten

10. Secure parts with the aid of two nails

11. Your broom is ready!

For more information about A Rocha Brazil and how they created a social enterprise from this project see: 


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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 9:44am

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cynthiacamp88 |
Monday, March 18, 2013 - 6:52am

Wow this is awesome recycle project! We all know that we are facing a great dilemma on environmental protection. We have to be aware plastic and especially polystyrene recycling methods to lessen the cause of damage in nature. Actually, Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, wants to basically ban every little thing anybody loves though one ban he has in mind has a respectable enough rationale. Bloomberg is touting a Styrofoam ban, as the stuff is very challenging to do away with due to high costs of collection and recycling. You may need a lots of cash to pay for things if a more expensive material is used instead of Styrofoam.

alen odey |
Friday, January 17, 2014 - 9:52am

This is great! Plastic pollution is the big issue today. It is important for all of us to reduce, reuse and recycle it. With help of recycling we can save the natural resources for the future generation.

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cathywonder |
Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 5:52am

What a wonderful broom! Recycling can be very helpful. Recycling is one of the many activities individuals are asked to do in order to “go green,” and some states will even pay for it. Unfortunately, that means scam artists will find a way to scam the system, such as when it comes to California, where recycling fraud is costing millions of cash per year. -http://www.matchfinancial.com

KarlV |
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 9:14pm

This is really innovative, I love the creativity!

It is not a good idea environmentally though!

Plastic microparticles is a big problem. You might say that these brooms are a small thing and doesn´t matter. But they do, we all have to do our part however small. Teach the kids to make bell siphones and hydroponic gardens to grow food instead!

Sincerely /K

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