lubricates kemetic-dreams Nigerians Are Building Fireproof Bulletproof And Eco-Friendly Homes With Plastic Bottles And Mud By Editorial_Staff -Nov 23 2015 AFRICANGLOBE – These colorful homes are bulletproof fireproof and can withstand earthquakes They also maintain a comfortable temperature produce zero carbon emissions and are powered by solar and methane gas from recycled wastePlastic is everywhere In fact the environment is so riddled with it researchers predict that 99% of all birds on this planet will have plastic in their gut by the year 2050 It is not enough to persuade people to use less plastic needs to be repurposed and reused to be kept out of landfills Despite informative infographics emotional statistics and recycling programs many nations – especially the United States – continue to toss plastics into landfills without much care This unfortunate reality has spurred many to get creative with the discarded byproducts of society Some have used plastic waste to construct marvelous sculptures and raise awareness about the issue while others are re-purposing it entirely to construct eco-friendly homes As physorg reports the housing crisis has become so bad in Nigeria nearly 16 million units are required to address the shortage Because crafting traditional homes would be far too expensive for most locals adopted the idea put forth by two NGOs and are now building plastic bottle homes The solution not only cuts costs for building a house it is beneficial for the environment Founded by Kaduna-based NGO Development Association for Renewable Energies DARE with help from London-based NGO Africa Community Trust the project is solving two problems at once by addressing the homelessness issue and helping the environment Not only will there be less plastic in landfills the house is designed to produce zero carbon emissions In addition it is completely powered by solar panels and methane gas from recycled human and animal waste To create a two-bedroom bottle house workers fill plastic bottles with sand and then hold them together using mud and cement This forms a solid wall that is stronger than cinder blocks That’s not all These colorful homes are bulletproof fireproof and can withstand earthquakes They can also hold a comfortable temperature year round The buildings can be built to three stories but no higher due to the weight of the sand-filled bottles And of course the magnificent diversity of recycled bottles give each house a unique and bright look A two-bedroom house requires 14000 bottles to complete To put this into perspective Nigeria throws away three million bottles every day Clearly there are plenty of bottles which can be repurposed to build every individual in their own abode At least Nigeria isn’t as wasteful as the United States which discards 130 million bottles per day That’s 47 billion bottles every year – nearly 80% of which end up in the landfill If the United States were to save these bottles and re purpose them into houses like folks in Nigeria are doing 9257 houses could be built per day That is nearly 34 million houses a year reports Off Grid World With 35 million people living on the streets in the US is this the solution needed to remedy the homelessness crisis? httpswwwyoutubecomwatch?v=Hu0z6zyc2J8 pls spread this is important Meme










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