Monday, September 8, 2008

Recycled Bottle Cap Bracelet: Soda Caps

Recycled Bottle Cap Bracelet by Lani Mathis and Michael Ayers of GreenSpaceGoodsWe were recently asked to make a bracelet with all soda caps for a teacher who couldn't wear beer caps around her students. Soda caps seem to be the most difficult to find since typically, restaurants don't serve them and consumers just trash them. Throw in the sad fact that most sodas are going with plastic packaging these days, and you'll find yourself in our predicament. I sincerely wish that more people out there would buy glass anyway. It's much more easily recycled and it's made from natural materials. Plastic is plastic. Even if you recycle it, eventually it will end up in a landfill, on the side of the road, or in the ocean. Glass can be recycled over and over again, and aluminum is better still since it takes the least amount of energy to recycle. Of course, we've all heard the theories that aluminum cans are linked to Alzheimer's disease, so we'll stick with glass.

In other news, we've officially decided to extend the Bottle Cap Challenge through Sept. 20th for a few late entries we know are on their way. If you haven't put yours in the mail yet, there is still time!!! Do it today! If you don't know what I'm talking about, check it out here.

8 comments:

Paper Girl Productions said...

Cool idea! Great bracelet!

Debra said...

That is so cool!!

The Little Illustrator said...

i know...i think i was a late entry.

but i did submit soda bottle caps! are you guys swimming in caps yet?

GreenSpaceGoods said...

Yes and we've already received them Rach! (Thank you, they are awesome :) We're not quite swimming. More like dog paddling right now, but it is shaping up to be a decent contest.

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Love it! Can't wait to see who wins the challenge :) You make great points about using glass over other materials for packaging of drinks. The bottles of the past are collectible now but should act as inspiration for a future "trend"!

Kari said...

Oh, I really, really love that bracelet. So unique and fun!

GreenSpaceGoods said...

Thanks guys! The winners of the bottle cap challenge will be announced tomorrow, so get ready!!

wendy said...

This ia a great idea. I found your blog on facebook.. Great photos..

 

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