15 Aug '11, 11am

Joysxee Eco Island Floats on Recycled Plastic Bottles

Joysxee Eco Island Floats on Recycled Plastic Bottles

Photo: Richart Sowa/Joysxee Eco Island Find your local recycling solution for plastic bottles Richart Sowa is building something amazing in a lagoon in the bay of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. You can call it an ecological floating paradise, a trashy island or an eco boat. Whatever name you choose there’s one thing that’s true about it: it is going to give new meaning to the term “self sustainable.” Richart named his project Joysxee Island. The concept behind the island actually began in 1998 when he began collecting plastic bottles, bamboo and plywood that he found lying around the Mexican shore. He recycled the trash into a two-story house and three islands that was protected by a wall of sand. His kitchen was equipped with a solar oven and his bathroom even had a composting toilet. Sadly, in July 2005 Hurricane Emily completely destroyed Richart’s green island. The damage was s...

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