A Bird feeder from re-usable plastics — we have to start something small to protect other beings.
Disclaimer: I speak about reducing plastic and still I use a 3d printer to print a very specific fixture, I have weighed in options and plastic that I end up printing will be out there hopefully feeding birds or can safely be re-cycled until I come up with something innovative, as of now this is the least I could come upon re-using old bottles, helping birds feed and using some plastic to print a fixture.
Am proud to say that I have started to take some responsibility towards the environment and other living beings, that to say it’s my first step and now I appreciate even more what environmentalists and other people do to protect other beings, earth and fellow human beings which we don’t have any time to notice and appreciate them.
Once I started doing the below things which are very trivial I feel good and accomplished, a little happiness of giving back to the number of resources (power, petrol, plastic) I end up using daily. All I can say is try and see what you can do to give back and what is that something that is within your power to do right to the environment, other beings.
Few little things:
- Started to dispose of items where they properly belong — Recyclable vs Dump
- Started to visit the greengrocer concept — refill at the shop, am surprised you can refill many things without having to put the burden on the environment (includes shipping, packing, plastic), re-use and support local communities.
- Appreciate other beings and feed them, birds are always way easier, this post is about one such feeder.
What you need:
- A used plastic bottle
- Bird Feed
- A 3d printer (Am few other greener alternatives)
Credits : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:496741 -> 3d printing file for feeder
There is an interesting project to capture birds that visit this feeder, check out https://mynaturewatch.net/daylight-camera-instructions
Am in process of making one and will try to complete it in March when there is a long weekend.
This will be using a Raspberry Pi Zero and Pi-Zero Cam and the entire project costs less than 35 British Pounds as per the project creator.