Different Ways To Recycle Pill Bottles That You Might Not Have Considered

According to Duke University, “Approximately two-thirds of our household waste can be composted and if that is not an option, vermiposting (composting with worms) is popular in apartment settings. Many urban areas are now experiencing an increased interest in urban gardening. Check around your neighborhood to find local gardens that may accept your food scraps for compost.”

Pill bottles are something that many of us toss in the trash. Aside from being a container for our medications, these bottles can come in real handy in a variety of different situations. Here are just some of the different ways they can be used:

1. A Compact Emergency Kit

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There really is no excuse for not being prepared for an emergency. When you are out and about, the worst things always seem to happen when you least expect them to. Be prepared by using a pill bottle to create your own miniature emergency kit.

2. A Fire-Starter Kit

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The next time you go camping, be sure to pack a miniature fire-starter kit so that you won’t have to struggle to get a roaring fire going. This kit also makes a great complement to the miniature emergency kit above.

3. Button Storage

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There is nothing quite like the disappointment of losing a button on your most cherished garment. What’s even more heartbreaking is if you have no idea where you put the spare buttons for it. Using pill bottles, you can make your own button organizer system.

4. Customizable Gift Box

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Making your own jewelry and small trinkets is a great way to express your creativity. However, creating the perfect packaging for them can be a challenge. Learn how to make gift boxes that are as creative as your heartfelt creations.

5. Cookie-Making Tool

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Believe it or not, pill bottles can actually help you create the delicious cookies you see above. Using the bottle as a cookie cutter, you too can make this mouth-watering treat.

6. Coin Purse

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Pill bottles are the perfect size for carrying stacked coins without taking up too much space. But don’t settle for something that looks bland.

7. Makeup Organizer

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With the cap left off, pill bottles are great for storing everything from eyeliners to brushes. You can even put magnets on them to attach them to metal surfaces for your convenience.

8. House-Key Hider

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Hiding a spare key somewhere might be a good idea in case of an emergency. However, having your key exposed to the elements is less than ideal.

9. Travel Container

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When preparing for a long trip, it is always recommended that you bring a travel-sized container of shampoo, body wash and any creams you may need. Unfortunately, travel-size packages are usually outrageously overpriced for what you end up getting.

10. Measuring Cup For Laundry Detergent

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The cups that come with laundry detergent usually tell you to use more than you really need. Pill bottles make for useful transparent containers to measure with, and you can even mark a line to indicate how much you need.

11. Snack Holder

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Pill bottles are a great way to carry small portions of snacks like nuts or candies on the go. They can even be used to make a special “prescription for love” present like the one seen above.

12. Cotton Swab Container

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