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Absolutely Genius Idea: Fireproof, Bulletproof, And Eco-Friendly Homes Built With Plastic Bottles And Mud

Hey everyone in this article we are sharing one genius idea.
Everyday and everywhere we are noticing plastic bottles. The plastic is everywhere and our awareness of its consequences on the environment is not high as as it should be. Actually it is not enough to persuade people to use less, plastic needs to be repurposed and reused to be kept out of landfills. But beside many projects and statistic for the need of reusing and repurposing the plastic still there are alot of nations that keep the plastic in the landfills.
This negative data and statistics is an inspiration for many creative artist to reuse plastic in creating something unusual unique and useful. Some have used plastic waste to construct marvelous sculptures and raise awareness about the issue, while others are repurposing it entirely to construct eco-friendly homes.

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Yes whole homes could be created with repurposing plastic my friends. This is happen in Nigeria while the housing crisis has become so bad in Nigeria, nearly 16 million units are required to address the shortage. Because crafting traditional homes would be far too expensive for most, locals adopted the idea put forth by two NGOs and are now building plastic bottle homes.

2Credit: Andreas Froese/ECOTEC

Environmentally Friendly Homes And Also A Cheap Psp;tuition For One Of The Biggest Problems In Nigeria

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With this creative project NGOs are solving two problems at once by addressing the homelessness issue and helping the environment. Not only will there be less plastic in landfills, the house is designed to produce zero carbon emissions also completely powered by solar panels and methane gas from recycled human and animal waste.

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A two-bedroom house requires 14,000 bottles to complete. To put this into perspective, Nigeria throws away three million bottles every day.

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To create a two-bedroom bottle house, workers fill plastic bottles with sand and then hold them together using mud and cement. This forms a solid wall that is stronger than cinder blocks.
These colorful homes are bulletproof, fireproof and can withstand earthquakes. They can also hold a comfortable temperature year round.


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Credit: Andreas Froese/ECOTEC      by Amanda Froelich Via trueactivist.com

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