The result is really impressive.
Raising over a million plastic bottles, canadian Robert Without took the unusual decision to build an entire village using discarded containers as a building material. He sincerely believes that in this way saves a piece of the earth’s civilization, because in a short time in the sea of discarded water bottles will more than fish. And at least to help the nature enthusiast, he creates a truly unique home looking for that it is unimaginable that their walls are made of waste material.
Given the fact that our planet every year more and more immersed in waste and garbage, risking to turn into a solid dump, are responsible people who are struggling to change this situation. Indeed, with such thoughtless management of ecological catastrophe is inevitable. And to avoid this, concerned enthusiasts come up with pretty ingenious ways to avoid collapse and even try to restore the damage to natural resources. Pages Novate.Ru you can find many such examples, but today’s story is altogether unique.
When an architect from Canada Without Robert moved to live on one small island of Bocas del Toro (Panama), he was just shocked at how much plastic piled up on the beaches.
With the help of volunteers, he spent 1.5 years cleared the entire island from environmentally hazardous plastic. After all, scientists have proven that complete decomposition of the material from which it is created, will need as many as 500 years, but that’s not all, the scary thing is that all these years, it will give the atmosphere a huge amount of toxic substances.
During the cleaning works has created a society of like-minded people who helped to create the website “Plastic village” in the pages of which Robert speaks to us all: “I want the world to realize that we can reuse plastic bottles in many other areas, such as the insulation of buildings, the construction of farms and pools, water tanks, temporary homes, warehouses and roads.”
And to prove it he began to build the house, because the huge mountain of plastic itself is to dissolve could not, and the processing plant on the island never happened. This idea was so liked by the authorities of the country that they created a special program, allowing to start the construction of an entire village.
Being an architect, Robert came up with a simple design from the cells of the container welded from metal rods which formed a solid frame, located on a prepared Foundation. Then these cells are densely filled with bottles and polyethylene, which in large quantities just lying around underfoot.
After creating the walls of this unpresentable design plaster inside and outside. And when all the finishing work is completed the house is absolutely no different than brick buildings. On average it takes 15 to 20 thousand bottles, and given the total annual “catch” would be a whole settlement of at least 50 homes.
After all, according to his calculations, every year the island is visited by around 100 thousand people and stop to rest at least for 5 days, and usually each of them empties two bottles of drinks, and this means that the year on the island is 1 million pieces. Therefore, the government of Panama supports and enthusiast, creating favorable conditions for its activities.
Already planned that the village Plastic Bottle Village will create 120 plastic houses, with a land sell to everyone at affordable prices. The only condition for new owners – home should only be built on this technology. She is good in all respects, it is not only helps to get rid of “eternal” garbage, but also very economical in terms of maintenance.
Thanks to the air gap in the “material” in the house is just cool, that even in the Panamanian heat you can do without air conditioning. This means a considerable saving of the budget of the owner and less load on the power island.
As the Creator of the project, these houses can withstand any earthquake, but suddenly the house will be destroyed, parts of its walls can be used as a real raft and safely get to the mainland.
Since the construction received a great response and here flooded tourists, along with houses built a real hotel of 40 thousand bottles. That’s it, do not even have brick exterior walls, to show how much rubbish they leave behind and what it can do.
His creation enthusiasts called “Plastic castle”, which was created two well-appointed guest rooms, and even the Royal bedchamber. On site arranged a bar-cafeteria and a café with an outdoor area, which offers fantastic views.
And that’s not all, for those who want more thrills built a symbolic prison, where he can stay for a couple days. Its plastic interior is designed, to bring people to the idea that buying drinks in plastic bottles, each one of us commits a real crime that can lead to irreversible environmental disaster.
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