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Turning Packaging Trash into Toys

Adele Peters

With a little tweak to the edges of bottle caps, they can have a second life as lego-like toys that snap together. Chinese designers came up with this design concept as a way to give kids free toys and keep a little plastic out of the trash. Nice idea, though it would also be great if bottle caps were more easily recyclable in general—like yogurt cups, they're usually made from #5 plastic, which most cities say can't go in the recycling bin.

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