Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Recycled Bottle Broom

Another one of those things you look at and think "I could have thought of that!"

Apologies: source unknown. It was emailed to me.


Thanks to Permaculture Ideas visitor Mr.Sorightz I was asked for more info and found the original post (translated). Enjoy:

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.
3. Make cuts in the bottle up to the more rounded
The bottle will keep strips approximately 0.5 cm.

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!


  1. Or at least post larger pictures. Can't see shit.

    1. These are the best I could find. I'll let you know when (or if) I find better quality images or a video on this.

  2. How well does this broom work?

  3. is there a how to video for this ?

  4. hey . the ideas are awesome. love your creativity. will be looking up for more updates.

    Recycling Plastic Containers

  5. Thanks for the positive feedback everyone. A lot of the ideas featured on my blog are a result of online searches and internet inspiration. This is one such example. If I ever find a video, I'll update this entry, and contact you individually to let you know!

  6. Hi, very informative thanks for sharing.

    Drink Bottles

  7. I appreciate the ideas and the presentation of your blog. Keep it up the good work.

  8. Love your creativity. will be looking up for more updates. Keep up the good work.

  9. Ingenious. Will be making this next week at work!


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