This is how to make rope for free from plastic bottles.
First you need to cut the bottles into stips with an easy to make tool and then to wind the strips with this device presented in the video.
Its really easy and sattisfying and the man in the video,Grant Thompson, presents each step in separate videos.
Grant died almost a year ago .RIP
This is such a great idea! But in my experience, plastic bottles deteriorate in the sun, and many uses of rope are outside, so it seems a little risky
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posted 10 months ago
Rebecca Norman wrote:This is such a great idea! But in my experience, plastic bottles deteriorate in the sun, and many uses of rope are outside, so it seems a little risky
They are highly resistant to sun exposure without damage and especially the colored green or brown bottles have UV protection added for UV sensitive drinks.
I collected manny ,probably tons of plastic bottles from the Danube river and otther rivers and not a single bottle had show signs of sun damage ( ultraviolet damage).
Somme of the bottles ive collected were more than 25 years old based on the design ( had flat bottom without the 5 bumps and a black cap added on the bottom) and were transparent.
Its a highly resistant plastic to sun radiation in a thin stip but in a rope its much more resitant.
For same thickness i think its more resistant than ( longer lifespan use), galvanised steel rope or any rope made for plant matter .