In a world where billions of disposable recyclable plastic bottles are used each year, finding innovative ways to reuse them in the area where they are collected is a noble challenge.
The Plastic Bottle Village comes in. Located in Bocas del Toro, Panama, every building in this town is made out of plastic bottles.
An ambitious new project in Panama hopes to use the ubiquitous modern waste product to construct an entire village. It’s early days yet, but the idea is that the aptly-named Plastic Bottle Village will eventually comprise between 90 to 120 homes, each insulated by thousands of plastic bottles.
Spanning across 83 acres on beautiful village, every two-story home is constructed with 14,000 bottles, and builders hope to complete about 120 houses in total. The best part is that each structure is designed with sustainability in mind.
Each home is constructed by first building steel rebar panels and metal mesh to create a … A new home at the Plastic Bottle Village starts at US$149,000 – $300,000, depending on the … According to Plastic Bottle Village, the homes are also earthquake-resistant.
The brainchild of Canadian entrepreneur Robert Bezeau, Plastic Bottle Village is currently under construction within 83 acres (33.5 ha) of Panamanian jungle. Phase one began in late 2015 and just one single story home has been completed so far, though another two-story castle-style house also nears completion.