Resident of Canada from plastic bottles to build a village
• A resident of Canada from plastic bottles to build a village
After collecting more than one million plastic bottles, Canadian Robert Without it took the unusual decision - to build an entire village using a discarded container as a building material. He sincerely believes that in this way saves a piece of the earth's civilization, because in a short time in the marine waters of discarded bottles will be more than the fish. And to help in any way the nature enthusiast, he creates a truly unique home, looking at which even can not imagine that their walls are made from waste material.
Given the fact that our planet every year more and more immersed in the waste and debris, risking to become a complete dump, are responsible people who are trying their best to change that. Because really, with such mindless managing ecological disaster is inevitable. And that did not happen, not indifferent enthusiasts have come up with a pretty effective ways to avoid collapse, and even trying to repair the damage to natural resources. On Novate.Ru pages you can find a lot of similar examples, but today's story and completely unique.
When the architect of Canada Without Robert went to live on a small island in Bocas del Toro (Panama), he was shocked at how much plastic piled up on the beaches.
With the help of volunteers it for 1, 5 years cleared the entire island from dangerous environmental plastic medium. After all, scientists have proven that the full expansion of the material from which it was created, it took 500 years, but that's not all, frightening is that all these years he will devote a huge amount of toxic substances into the atmosphere.
At the time of cleaning work to create a society of like-minded, who have helped to create a website "Plastic village" in the pages of which Robert calls on all of us: "I want the world to realize that we can re-use plastic bottles in many other areas, such as the insulation of homes, farms and construction of swimming pools, water tanks, temporary buildings, warehouses and roads. "
And to prove it, he began to build the house, because a huge pile of plastic itself can not disappear by itself, and a processing plant on the island never had. This idea is so pleased with the country's authorities that they have created a special program that allowed to begin construction of an entire village.
As an architect Robert invented a simple design of container cells of the welded metal rods and which is formed from a solid frame, located on a prepared foundation. Then the cells are densely filled with bottles and polyethylene, which in large quantities just lying around underfoot.
After you create the walls of the unpresentable construction plaster inside and out. And when all the finishing work completed home absolutely can not be distinguished from the brick structure. On average, such construction goes from 15 to 20 thousand. Bottles, and taking into account the full annual "Catch" will turn a whole village of at least 50 houses.
After all, it is estimated that each year the island is visited by about 100 thousand. Man and stopped to rest for at least days to 5 and, as a rule, each of them empties two bottles of drinks, which means that for a year on the island remains 1 mln. pieces. Therefore, the Government of Panama and supports the enthusiast, creating favorable conditions for its activities.
is already planned that the village Plastic Bottle Village will be set up 120 plastic houses and building land are sold to all comers at an affordable price. The only condition for the newly minted owners - the house must be built only on this technology. And it is good in all respects, because not only helps to get rid of the "eternal" garbage, but also very economical in terms of maintenance.
Due to the air gap in the "building material" in the house just perfectly kept cool, even in the conditions of the Panamanian heat can do without air conditioning. This means the owner of a considerable budget savings and less load on the power island.
According to the creator of the project, these homes can withstand any earthquake, well and suddenly all the same house will be destroyed, parts of the walls can be used as a real flesh-and-easy access to the mainland.
Since the construction has received a great response, and here the flow of tourists poured, along with residential houses built this hotel of 40 thousand bottles. Here it does not even have to coat the exterior walls to show visitors how much garbage they leave behind, and what you can do with it.
His creation enthusiasts called "Plastic Castle", which created two well-appointed guest rooms, and even the royal bedroom. Available on site bar-dining room, and a café with an outdoor area, which just a fantastic view.
And that's not all, for those who want more thrills have built a symbolic prison, where he can stay for a couple of days. Its interior is designed to plastic, to bring people to the idea that buying drinks in plastic bottles, each of us makes a real crime, which can lead to irreversible ecological catastrophe.