We all know that plastic and especially plastic bottles are one of the major source of pollution of landfills, rivers and oceans. Since the authorities fail to stop plastic production and ban plastic based products, people have started their own initiatives all around the world to make something constructive out of plastic pollution.
In all continents, people have started building sustainable houses out of recuperated plastic bottles and the results are both surprising and amazing!
This is a double win for the environment and the communities who live of their environment. The twofold positive effect comes from the fact that the bottles used to build these houses are picked up from the beaches, rivers or any surroundings where old plastic bottles can be found. This has a majorly positive impact on the environment as it helps cleaning it from the plastic bottles who take over 400 years to start even disintegrating.
The second positive aspect is that the plastic bottles houses or structures are fairly quick to build and cheap as less “traditional” building materials are used.
The building projects also generally involve quite a few people which strengthens the community bonds and provides great instances of community solidarity.
So all in all these projects are definite win-win for the environment, the people and the community at large who benefit from a cleaner environment.
Here are a few inspiring initiatives all around the world:
In Georgia, a group of students build a greenhouse with plastic bottles:
In Panama, a whole Eco-Village is being build with houses and buildings made with plastic bottles:
In Colombia, Oscar Mendez, Architect is building houses with blocks made of discarded plastics!
In India, the Samarpan Foundation is also building houses with recuperated plastic bottles and shows the building process:
All truly inspiring!
By Angelina Cecchetto on 7th October 2016