How to Build Your Own Recycled Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

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Want to have a small greenhouse in your yard to grow some veggies? Then use plastic bottles to build one! Not only are you keeping construction expenses to a minimum, you are also helping save the environment.

Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

To build a large-sized greenhouse, you’ll need around 1,500 pieces of 2-litre plastic bottles. Can you imagine how much waste you’re already keeping away from nature with just a single greenhouse project? It surely is a great recycling idea for plastic bottles!

Now it might not look like a very strong and effective structure to some, but many DIY-ers have already built their own plastic bottle greenhouse. And still, this project is continually being shared by different people and organizations in their community. Now that’s a good sign that this idea definitely works in many places around the world!

If you think this greenhouse idea is perfect for you, then it’s time to collect all those plastic bottles that you will need. :)

You’ll need these materials:

  • 1,500 Plastic Bottles (ideally 2-litre bottles)
  • 4 x 4″ treated Posts
  • 2 x 2″ treated Timber
  • Garden Canes
  • Cement Mix
  • 4″ and 3″ Screws
  • Fencing Staples
  • Gravel, Slabs, Mulch Matting
  • Bucket
  • Soap
  • Water
  • Hinges

And these tools:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors
  • Trowel
  • Hammer
  • Cordless Drill
  • Spirit Level
  • Mitre Block
  • Spade
  • Pinch Bar
  • Step Ladder

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You can get step-by-step instructions from REAP over here