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#1 of 6 Old 01-31-2009, 09:35 PM - Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any brilliant ideas for reusing some old Avent baby bottles? They are the kind with BPA so naturally they will never be used for BM ever again. Fortunately, my boys never took to a bottle so their exposure was very minimal.

So, I'm left with all these bottles and was just thinking today I should throw them out (well, recycle them) but then I started wondering if there was some non-food way that I could reuse them. They *are* very sturdy and seem like they could be useful for something.

Whaddya think?

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Good question, I'll be replacing my Avent bottles with the BPS free ones. In fact, I put them on my registry this morning!

Ideas for the old ones...use them for science experiments by watching beans and seeds sprout in them.

Mix up your favorite herbal concoctions/salves. This morning I made a diaper rash cream in an old Carmex tub, and its perfect. Although, I don't know if storing herbs would be affected by the BPA in the bottles.

Hmm, I wonder if the company is doing anything about the old ones. Maybe they've got some sort of collection program?

Maybe they can be recycled? and then they can end up as door panels in our cars or the welcome mats in the front of our houses.

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You know, I emailed the company months ago to see if the old bottles are recyclable but never heard back. This post and my discovery of them in a box earlier this morning made me realize that.
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How about storing kids craft bits. We always seem to be looking for small containers for pom poms, beads etc.

I'm about to go and check if they will fit in out easel, we could do with some paint pots.
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Honestly, I would CL them. Plenty of people don't care about BPA and will go buy new BPA bottles if they don't buy yours on CL.

I personally returned all mine to BRU for a full refund. I don't know if they are still doing that. BRU probably turned around and threw them in the trash.

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They'd be good for holding water when the kids are painting.

If you live near the Canadian border though, Sears and Zellers are taking them back in exchange for store credit.

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