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From Recycled Creations to Cutesy Eco Jewelry

By: Michael Hines - Published:
You might want to reconsider tossing your used bottle caps after checking out these multifunctional bottle cap creations.

For years, the bottle cap was seen only as a tool to prevent liquid from leaking. These days are now over, as designers have begun to capitalize on the bottle cap's unique shape and availability.

In addition to plastic bottles, bottle caps are perhaps the most widely produced items on the planet. They are also one of the most recycled items on the planet, a fact not lost on cost-conscious and eco-friendly designers. These designers have taken used bottle caps and created everything from camera tripods to lighting fixtures. While the bottle cap still remains primarily a bottle topper, it may only be a matter of time before bottle caps are incorporated into products seeking a cheap and eco-friendly edge.