Nigerian Houses are being Bottled Up! 14,000 Plastic Bottles to Build a House

Nigerian Houses are being Bottled Up! 14,000 Plastic Bottles to Build a House
Nigerian Houses are being Bottled Up! 14,000 Plastic Bottles to Build a House
Nigerian Houses are being Bottled Up!
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Houses made of plastic bottles? Sounds strange, doesn’t it? The plastic bottle houses have proven to be a success in Nigeria, converting plastic waste into a cost-effective housing material. They were able to construct considerably more durable homes that were even resistant to earthquakes.

Nigerian Houses are being Bottled Up! 14,000 Plastic Bottles to Build a House
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Toxic pollutants released by plastic waste harm humans, animals, and plants. Plastic takes hundreds, if not thousands, of years to decompose, therefore the environmental impact is hard.

“I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use”

Mother Teresa ( Click to Tweet this quote )
Nigerian Houses are being Bottled Up! 14,000 Plastic Bottles to Build a House
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Every day, more than 125 million plastic bottles are thrown in the United States, with 80 percent of them ending up in landfills. This quantity of trash may be reused and utilized to build roughly 10,000 houses. Considering that home of size 1200-square-feet requires an average of 14,000 plastic bottles to construct.

Nigerian Houses are being Bottled Up! 14,000 Plastic Bottles to Build a House
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Nigerian Houses are being Bottled Up!

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