Plastic bottles: Homes and decorations!

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We know how harmful plastic bottles are to our environment and the wildlife. Plastic takes an average of 450 years to decompose, so these innovative people have found “better” use of discarded plastic bottles.


In Nigeria, people are using thousands of plastic bottles filled with sand to build houses. These houses have many benefits. They are bullet proof, fire proof, and earthquake proof.

About 14,000 bottles are required to build a two-bedroom home, making the houses eco-friendly—as it was reported that Nigeria throws away three million bottles each day.

The sand in the bottles also helps to keep the room temperature low,  homes can be powered by solar panels and methane gas from recycled human and animal waste.

This is an effective solution for reusing the plastic. Bottles have the following advantages over bricks and other construction materials.

1. Low cost – You know how much a bottle costs!
2. Non-Brittle – (Unlike bricks)
3. Absorbs abrupt shock loads – Since they are not brittle,there can take up heavy loads without failure.
4. Bio climatic
5. Re-usable

You can also make a lot of home decorations with this plastic bottles, check our ides below.