This post is sponsored by Dasani & The Coca-Cola Company.
Teaching Kids to Not Be Wasteful – Fun with Dasani Green Caps!
I have been trying to teach my daughter about not being wasteful. It was just today when we went out to eat and I had to explain to her that she couldn’t order a particular soup because the last two times she had ordered it, she left almost all of it. I want her to be aware of not wasting food, time, and money. So learning about what Dasani’s Green Bottle Cap and their environmentally-friendly, plant-based ingredients is a lot of fun!
We LOVE buying Dasani water bottles at our house! The issue is that we often open them, replace them or don’t finish the bottles we started. The last thing I want to do is throw out the water that is left at the bottom of those bottles. The question is, “What do you do with the left over water at the bottom of your water bottles?”
4 Great Ways to Recycle Left Over Water
1. Use the extra water bottle to water your indoor plants!
2. Fill your pets water bowls!
3. Use it to water your outdoor plants and grass.
4. Add it to a water bottle in your laundry room for those tough stains you want to pre-treat.
Top Ways Dasani is Helping The Planet
Teach your kids some new words about “recycling” “PlantBottle” and “PET plastic”.
1. Up to 30% is made from plants! These are called PlantBottle technology! It is “recyclable PET plastic.”
2. 100% Recyclable
3. Less plastic in the water bottles since their 2001 bottles.
Fun ways to up-cycle your water bottles with kids crafts.
Part of teaching your kids to not be wasteful is teaching them about up cycling some stuff. What others might call trash, some might call them treasures!
1. Create a frame border by gluing them around a frame.
2. Create a picture with flowers and use the bottle caps for your design!
3. Paint them into little bugs…ladybugs, bees, and more!
4. Create a Hungry Caterpillar craft!
Clancy Harrison says
Thanks for letting me know about their program. We personally use stainless steel but when I am in a pinch and need to buy water, I now know what brand to buy. Thank you! Also, if I have left over water, I put it in the coffee maker or tea kettle to help save water.
Via Bella says
My friend who is a girl scout leader uses the caps for what are called “swaps” and so I collect mine for her. You would be amazing what works– I collect them off everything.
~ Via Bella Blog
Rebecca Bryant says
Great tips on ways to recycle a water bottle. I sometime will refill mine and use it again as a ice pack in coolers.
Thank you for these great tips, I’ve pinned them to refer back to. They’re all practical, straightforward and teach our future generations to be aware of being eco friendly / sustainable at a young age – plus that they can make a difference by taking action.
Great tips. This is super important for kids to learn.
We go through water bottles like crazy here. It’s good to know that Dasani is planet friendly because we are big recyclers as well.
I always have half full water bottles laying around. I use them for the dogs water bowl now too. It helps me to not feel wasteful.
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
Those are great suggestions on how to recycle a bottle. We drink a lot of water, but we do drain the bottles.