Nigerians Are Building Fireproof, Bulletproof, And Eco-Friendly Homes With Plastic Bottles And Mud


These unique homes are powered by solar means and recycled methane gas from waste. They can maintain comfortable temperatures and produce zero carbon emissions. They are bulletproof, fireproof and can withstand earthquakes.


It's not too far fetched when I say platic is everywhere. Our oceans are filled with it and it pollutes our land. The enviroment is actually so riddled with plastic, researches predict, by the year 2050 99% of birds will have platic in there gut. It isn't worth trying to convince people to use less but instead it needs to be recycled. If less can be used that would be superb but with people blind to reality and selfish greed among us, it's a uicker resolve to persuade people that all plastic needs to be repurposed, in return create a mre eco friendly enviroment. 




Despite the knowledge we obtain about platic pollution and the damage it causing, multiple nations especially the United States are continung to fill landfills, and pollute rivers, streams and the oceans. 

People who are aware of this issue are finding all sorts of ways to repurpose plastic. Many have created sculptures and statues out of plastic and spread awareness by doing so. Others have created vehicles and toys. Some are even building homes that you can actually live in.

The housing crisis has become so devastating in Nigeria, nerly 16 million units are required to address this issue. Instead of crafting traditional homes 2 NGO's came up witht he briliant idea of buidling them from plastic. Now many have adopted this idea and homes are being built. 


It's not only much cheaper to build these homes, it's also very ecofriendly. 



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.


Zero Carbon Emissions, Powered solely by solar panels and methane gas from waste!



To create these homes, workers fill the plastic bottles with sand and mold them together using mud. These walls can end up being tougher than cinderblocks. 


Homes can be built up to 3 stories high, but no higher due to the weight of the sand filled bottles. It takes 14-16,000 bottles to build a 2 bedroom house. According to studies Nigeria throws away 3 million bottles a day. So clearly, there's enough to build everyone an ecofriendly bottle home. 


The United States throws away 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 repurpose them into houses like folks in Nigeria are doing, 9,257 houses could be built per day. That is nearly 3.4 million houses a year, reports Off Grid World.







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