Here's a scenario for the environmentally-minded folks of the world: I get thirsty a lot, but I don't want to use icky plastic, disposable water bottles. Solution: obtain a nice, metal water bottle. Everybody wins, right? I remain hydrated at will and don't have to kill the earth. I do wind up having to carry around a bottle with me all the time which is annoying, but a sacrifice I'm willing to make (I know, I know, I'm a martyr. They should write plays about me.)
Then, of course, reality struck: I lost the cap to the water bottle, rendering it not-completely-but-pretty-much-useless.
DILEMMA: what do I do with it? If I throw it out that's probably even worse than just using a plastic bottle a few times and then recycling it. I don't think these things can be recycled though, can they?
It's occurred to me to keep it for use as a vase, but with such a small opening it's a pretty impractical vase, and unless my imaginary suitors start stepping up their game, I'm not really in the business of receiving a lot of flowers anyways.
Are there other creative uses for a defunct metal water bottle? What do I do with it? INTERNET, PLEASE SAVE ME AND THE ENVIRONMENT!