Weekly Photo Challenge: Repurpose

January 27, 2017 at 2:49 pm 10 comments


Boat Made of Plastic Bottles
Location: Punta Gorda, Belize
Love it or hate it, recycled art is coming into vogue. If you care to look, it’s everywhere to appreciate and bring awareness to issues confronting the environment.

While in Punta Gorda, Belize last summer, I saw this boat made from discarded water bottles by the staff of the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE), a local conservation group. Most definitely, it fits the bill.

Bottled water looks so harmless that its potential for mischief can be easily overlook. To start, it doesn’t come cheap as far as energy consumption is concerned. It uses plastic for container which is derived from oil. It costs energy to manufacture that container, to fill it up with water, to package it, to deliver it, to dispose of it and recycle it. Lots of energy are expended through all these processes, which contribute to global warming. Considering that it’s used only once, it doesn’t seem justified.

If you care about the environment, bottled water is the most incorrect way to quench your thirst. Besides, who really needs it when there’s a cheaper alternative? Tests after tests have shown that it’s no better than tap water in most cases.

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. stenoodie  |  January 27, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Beautiful choice. I’m sure in the coming years and the rest of our future we will see so many more of these creations. 🙂

    • 2. plaridel  |  January 28, 2017 at 10:02 am


      i hope so. that will certainly help raise awareness to the plight of the environment.

      • 3. stenoodie  |  January 28, 2017 at 6:06 pm


        • 4. plaridel  |  January 29, 2017 at 2:57 pm


          awesome! 🙂

  • 5. Handmade Jewelry Haven  |  January 27, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    LOVE this post! I buy a bottle, drink it, then refill it several times with tap water before sending it to the recycling bin.
    BTW…I am an American from the US that grew up drinking water out of an outside water spout from our well water.
    I am 51 and still alive and kicking!

    – Lisa

    • 6. plaridel  |  January 28, 2017 at 9:56 am


      me, too. when traveling, for example, i carry an empty bottle. after going through security at the airport, i just fill it up from the drinking fountain before boarding. 🙂

  • 7. prior..  |  January 27, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    this does fit the bill for a great repurposed item – and how cool!!

    • 8. plaridel  |  January 28, 2017 at 9:56 am


      yes, i think so. they did a good job.

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