Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Building a house out of bottles: the best reusing strategy I have seen

Ever dreamed to get rid of all these trillions of bottles around us in the upper hemisphere?
This is a new strategy from Nigeria this time.

The idea undoubtedly seemed strange at first: take the plastic water bottles that litter Nigeria's roads, canals and gutters and allow people to live inside them.
Not literally, but almost.
What a group of activists did was come up with a plan to build a house using those bottles, providing what they say is an environmentally smart strategy of chipping away at a housing shortage in Africa's most populous nation.
With the prototype near the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna now well underway, the group wants to extend its efforts and build more, aiming to unleash what they say is some long bottled-up potential.

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