11 Nov '11, 6pm

Recycled Plastic Bottle House Built in Nigeria

Recycled Plastic Bottle House Built in Nigeria

Thousands of pieces of trash that would otherwise be clogging waterways and landfills in Nigeria have been turned into sturdy, and surprisingly attractive, construction materials in the village of Yelwa, where the country's first plastic-bottle house is drawing curious visitors and plenty of press. "Hundreds of people -- including government officials and traditional leaders -- have been coming to see how the [house's] walls are built in the round architectural shape popular in northern Nigeria," the BBC reported this week. Stronger Than Conventional Construction The bottles are actually filled with dry soil or construction waste , not sand (an "unnecessary expense"), John Haley of ECOTEC, the firm that is training local masons in the technique, told TreeHugger.com in an email. They are then laid in rows like bricks and bound together with mud, producing a sturdy, well-ins...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/nigeria-plas...

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