Did you know that you can make houses out of plastic bottles? By filling them with sand, and molding them together with mud or cement, the walls created are actually bullet proof, fire proof, and will maintain an comfortable indoor temperature of 64 degrees in the summer time.
And it’s not like there is any shortage on used plastic bottles out there. Here are some statistics from treehugger.com:
“The United States uses 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill!”
To build a two bedroom, 1200 square foot home, it takes about 14,000 bottles.
The United States throws away enough plastic bottles to build 9257 of these 2 bedroom houses per day! That’s just over 3.35 million homes, the same number of homeless people in America.
Many people in third world countries have taken up building homes out of plastic bottles, from Africa to Asia. Perhaps the trend will catch on in America and all of those bottles will stop ending up in the landfills. Wouldn’t they be better off housing the homeless? Kinda like all those empty houses scattered all over the country?
gentlybrutal, maybe we should start saving our Gatorade bottles :-P
Your mom called. She wants her Earth Ship back.
so it looks like I won’t be interning anywhere this summer…
Got a very large dent and outline completed for my persuasive speech that is due in two weeks time. I’m selling a website and my basis for consumer desirability is the opportunity to simultaneously express professionalism and individuality.
Growing apart, growing differently and growing up.
Not all bad though, I just try to remind myself that I’m not always right and neither is anyone else. Gotta do what’s right for me at the end of the day, so,
"Fuck it. I’ll do what I love and the people that love me will understand why I do it. So, fuck it."