Would you live in a house made of plastic bottles?
For a long time, we have lived in a “plastic world,” where most products are being manufactured or packaged in plastic for convenience and cost-efficiency. Only relatively recently have we begun to acknowledge and take action against the devastating impact this has had on our planet and its various inhabitants.
While there are countless organizations and initiatives that are dedicated to tackling this ever-growing problem, there is still plenty of work to do. Sadly, not every part of the world has the proper resources or finances to participate in the process. But there are individuals who are trying.
An unidentified African man is revolutionizing the way that plastic bottles get reused. He has used old bottles to build a house. The walls are made of sand-filled plastic bottles, cement and a mixture of earth and straw.
Plastic takes hundreds of years to decompose, and many scientists estimate that it never fully breaks down. Seeing some people taking action to save the environment in their own creative ways is truly encouraging.
Check out the photos:
1. Gathering of bottles.
2. Building process?
3. Almost done.