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bottlecap rainbow

2. Bottlecap Rainbow

This piece is from the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art’s show Material Afterlife. The artist collected dozens of plastic bottlecaps and arranged them by color as a statement about waste. Did you know that recycling facilities can’t accept plastic bottles with the caps on for recycling? Maybe you could make your own rainbow instead!

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Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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