Houses made with plastic bottles offer a solution that is economical, anti-seismic, and ecological
November 17, 2017
Recycling is a noble activity, but in many cases, it is hard to make it something that everyone does. This is because perhaps, fortunately, it is still a choice for us, but for many people, recycling is the only option available.
In Nigeria, for example, it was not a question of following a new trend, when plastic bottles were used to build houses.
As a matter of fact, this is a project promoted by Dare, an association for the development of renewable energies, which is trying to solve the growing housing emergency in Nigeria.
via Amanda Froelich- trueactivist.com
Due to the economic crisis that has hit Nigeria, many people cannot afford to buy or build a home.
The idea of building houses using plastic not only cuts the cost of building a home but also has a beneficial impact on the environment.
In fact, the plastic bottles used are collected from the road or from the garbage dumps. Then, they are filled with sand, mixed with a lime and assembled one on top of the other to form a wall.
The engineers who developed the project confirm that this type of construction is at the same time anti-seismic and bulletproof.
Homes are zero-energy as they are fueled by solar panels and methane gas which is generated by human and animal waste.