Recycle Old Prescription Bottles

Don’t let old prescription bottles go to waste! Follow this tip for recycling and reusing the prevalent plastic containers.
By Diana Laurenitis
August/September 2014
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There are many uses for empty prescription bottles, including being used as travel-sized jewelry cases.
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I have a lot of old prescription bottles lying around, and I’ve come up with various uses for them.

They’re good for storing things, such as hairpins and tacks. I use the bottles for smaller food items, such as dried herbs. I store travel-sized shampoo and conditioner bottles in them while traveling so my luggage isn’t affected if there’s a leak. I also like to put earrings and other small jewelry items in them so the jewelry won’t get lost.

I’m sure old prescription bottles have many other uses that I just haven’t thought of yet!

Diana Laurenitis
Peterborough, New Hampshire








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