Sunday, September 19, 2010

Re-using bottle tops to seal and re-use plastic bags

In the interests of removing plastic from the environment you've probably done your best to eliminate plastic drink bottles and plastic bags from your home. However if you still find some sneak into the house you may be interested in an email forward received recently demonstrating a novel way to re-use bottle tops to create an airtight seal on a plastic bag. [Test the bag for any holes first]

"Cut up a disposable water bottle and keep the neck and top, as in photo.

Insert the plastic bag through the neck and screw the top – to seal.

The bottle is made to be air-tight, such that water will not leak, the secret lies with the top and screw!"

[Forwarded by S Best]


  1. I've also found that larger bottle tops cut with a larger 'collar' than the one shown above make a great funnel for transferring bulk purchases like dog/cat food into smaller containers for easy handling while also keeping the bulk materials fresher longer.

  2. Cork Wads are widely used for caps in closure bottle. Since cork is an excellent induction sealing liners material preserves the properties of the contents and seals such as medicines, fruit juices, chemicals, hygroscopic material etc.