BUILDING with PLASTIC & GLASS BOTTLES – Bottling up Nigerian houses

Bottling up Nigerian houses

Philippine school made out of bottles

Uploaded on Sep 23, 2011

An environmental group in the Philippines has developed a new and innovative way to create larger and cheaper school classrooms while remaining environmentally friendly.

My Shelter Foundation has helped build rooms using recycled plastic and glass bottles in the northern Philippine province of Laguna in an effort to mitigate a growing climate change problem.

Marga Ortigas reports from Laguna.


Creativitree – Plastic Bottle House

Published on Sep 5, 2012

A study hall for Chilla Organization by NSS unit College of Engineering Trivandrum


Ocean front bottle house

Uploaded on Sep 6, 2009

When it comes to ocean front property, nothing can be cooler than to see this house made of bottles along the ocean shore of PEI. See how many bottles it took to build this house! Or book a Prince Edward Island vacation rental on


House Construction with Plastic Bottles by Samarpan Foundation

Uploaded on May 1, 2011

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Do you remember the last time you bought a drink in a plastic bottle? Chances are that you threw away the bottle, without a second thought, when you were done. That’s what most of us do. Plastic is one of the most disposable materials in the modern world. It makes up much of the street side litter in urban and rural areas. It is rapidly filling up landfills as well as choking water bodies. Plastic bottles make up approximately 11% of the content of landfills, causing serious environmental consequences.

Samarpan Foundation has chosen to transform and repurpose this overlooked and environmentally harmful plastic bottle into one that is a useful resource. They have constructed a functional living space in New Delhi, using hundreds of used PET bottles instead of conventional bricks. Discarded PET (Polyethelene Terephthalate) bottles were collected, manually sorted by size, compactly filled with mud and sealed.  Then these bottle bricks were cemented together to construct the floor, walls and roof of the dwelling.

A mud filled bottle is as strong as a brick and has many other advantages. It forms a valuable alternate building material. Low cost and maintenance, along with its long life, make it excellent value for money. PET provides very good alcohol and oil barrier properties and generally good chemical resistance. The orienting process of PET serves to improve its gas and moisture barrier properties also. PET bottles are non biodegradable. Therefore any structure made with it can last a couple of hundred years or more. And then at the end of its life, the structure may be recycled and reused once more!

Plastic has high tensile strength to weight ratio which makes it strong, durable and versatile. Samarpan Foundation has used this concept to reinforce walls of dams and wells in Goa.

Bottle walls act as heat insulators. The Indian armed forces at Siachen use mud filled jerry cans in large numbers to construct living units. The jerry can walls are covered with parachute fabric to provide effective insulation and warmth against the ruthless and freezing Karakorum winds.

Mud filled PET bottles are non brittle and can therefore withstand heavy shock loads without fatigue or failure. In earthquake prone and flood affected areas plastic bricks structures with its high impact resistance can prevent large scale damage to properties and washing away of homes.

Replacing conventional bricks with plastic bottles will help the environment in many ways. Waste creation will be greatly reduced as bottles become a resource and attract value.

Improved sustainable management of plastic bottle waste will greatly reduce pollution of land and water bodies. It will help reduce carbon emissions during baking of bricks and also considerably lower the demand for conventional construction materials. As the volunteers of Samarpan Foundation discovered, these innovative bricks are easy to use and build. In rural areas this can lead to the creation of new jobs especially for women and youth.

Recycling plastic bottles is a great idea. So next time you buy that drink in a plastic bottle, think twice before chucking the empty bottle. Your small contribution can definitely add up to make a big difference.

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How to Construct Houses with Plastic Bottles amazing idea must watch

Published on Jun 21, 2015

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How To Make Light From Plastic Bottle, Lights For Home, FREE Energy, NEW source

Published on May 9, 2015

have you wondered how to make light without electricity? well there you go, all you need is a plastic bottle some water and some bleach so that the water dont go green THATS IT, as simple as that, the energy comes from the sun so its free energy really. all the other stuff like glue is of course needed but you can always improvise lol

Alfredo Moser’s invention is lighting up the world. In 2002, the Brazilian mechanic had a light-bulb moment and came up with a way of illuminating his house during the day without electricity – using nothing more than plastic bottles filled with water and a tiny bit of bleach.

In the last two years his innovation has spread throughout the world. It is expected to be in one million homes by early next year.
So how does it work? Simple refraction of sunlight, explains Moser, as he fills an empty two-litre plastic bottle.

“Add two capfuls of bleach to protect the water so it doesn’t turn green [with algae]. The cleaner the bottle, the better,” he adds.
Wrapping his face in a cloth he makes a hole in a roof tile with a drill. Then, from the bottom upwards, he pushes the bottle into the newly-made hole.

“You fix the bottle in with polyester resin. Even when it rains, the roof never leaks – not one drop.”

The inspiration for the “Moser lamp” came to him during one of the country’s frequent electricity blackouts in 2002. “The only places that had energy were the factories – not people’s houses,” he says, talking about the city where he lives, Uberaba, in southern Brazil.

The lamps work best with a black cap – a film case can also be used

“An engineer came and measured the light,” he says. “It depends on how strong the sun is but it’s more or less 40 to 60 watts,” he says.

While he does earn a few dollars installing them, it’s obvious from his simple house and his 1974 car that his invention hasn’t made him wealthy. What it has given him is a great sense of pride.

How much energy do the lamps save?
The plastic bottles are up-cycled in the local community, so no energy is needed to gather, shred, manufacture and ship new bottles
The carbon footprint of the manufacture of one incandescent bulb is 0.45kg CO2
A 50 Watt light bulb running for 14 hours a day for a year has a carbon footprint of nearly 200kg CO2
Moser lamps emit no CO2

Following the Moser method, MyShelter started making the lamps in June 2011. They now train people to create and install the bottles, in order to earn a small income.

In the Philippines, where a quarter of the population lives below the poverty line, and electricity is unusually expensive, the idea has really taken off, with Moser lamps now fitted in 140,000 homes.
The idea has also caught on in about 15 other countries, from India and Bangladesh, to Tanzania, Argentina and Fiji.


Gibby Zobel

Read more : BBC World Service, Uberaba, Brazil…


Solar Water Heater with Plastic Bottles

Published on Sep 2, 2014

How to make a water heater with big plastic (PET) bottles. Inside each bottle there is a 3.5 meteres piece of 4 mm drip watering tubing.

This heater takes advantage of the greenhouse effect inside the bottles. It is like the heat inside a car in the sun in summer.

Since when the circuit is stopped the water heats more inside the tubing it woul be a good idea to use a timer with i. e. 1 minute ON and 1 minute OFF. This also would protect the pump motor from excessive heating.

With a small water pump the water is cycled and the temperature rises.

It would be better to use a 12 volt DC motor water pump connected to several solar cells.

You can also try to paste a sheet of aluminum foil in order to concentrate more heat inside the bottles.

The solar water heater is scalable, so you can connect more bottles and groups of bottles in order to heat a swimming pool.


Sixpack of Solar: How Many Solar Devices Can You Make from a Plastic Bottle?

Published on Jul 5, 2013

How Many Solar Devices Can You Make from a Plastic Bottle?

A clear PET plastic bottle can help disinfect water.
6 hours of sunlight’s UV-radiation kills diarrhoea-causing pathogens in water making it safer to drink.
A clear bottle full of water and a little bleach can become a solar skylight, providing the equivalent of a 50w incandescent light to a windowless shack.
Cut the bottom off a clear plastic bottle to make a mini-greenhouse, a hot cap, to protect seedlings from frost.
Surround that bottle hot cap with a circle of other bottles full of water for solar heat storage to extend the growing season.
Here’s a bottle inside a bottle inside a bottle to heat water in the innermost bottle
and a variation of this design using a clear bottle, a dark can full of water, and a set of reflectors.
They illustrate the essentials of solar thermal energy:
light reflects
dark gets hot
clear keeps the wind out
With that knowledge you can move, concentrate, and store energy.
This clear plastic water heater is much larger and more practical for household use. It is made almost entirely from recycled packaging waste.
You can make a window out of plastic bottles, too,
and a south-facing window is already a solar collector.

But that’s another story.


Water Tank built with Plastic Bottles

Published on Jul 3, 2013

Building a water tank out of plastic bottles in Tanzania. Peace Corps USA


Solar Water Heater from Brazil “Soda bottle solar water heater” -Panasonic ecoideasnet

Uploaded on Apr 13, 2010

This self-built solar water heater is made of plastic bottles, black painted milk cartons and PVC pipes. It is popular in southern Brazil.

The water is heated passively by solar energy. As the hot water rises, it is naturally replaced by cold water, so no pump is needed.
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Uploaded on Mar 18, 2011



An Island made from plastic bottles by Richart Sowa

Published on Nov 14, 2013

A floating artificial island built in Mexico by British artist Richart “Rishi” Sowa. He’s first Island was destroyed by a hurricane in 2005; a replacement, Joyxee Island, has been open for tours since 2008.
In the waters of Isla Mujeres, the “Island of Women”, near Cancun. It opened for tours in August, 2008.
The new island was initially 20 metres (66 ft) in diameter, which has since expanded to 25 metres (82 ft), and plants and mangroves are already growing on it. It contains about 100,000 bottles. The new island has three beaches, a house, two ponds, a solar-powered waterfall and river, a wave-powered washing machine and solar panels. Volunteers helped with the project. Sowa will continue to make improvements to the Island, so it will always be a work of art in progress.
If you enjoyed this plastic pollution awareness video check out this one in Sri Lanka
Spiral Island has been featured in a number of newspapers and TV documentaries around the world, including in Japan and South Korea, and has been featured in an episode of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! TV series, and on the MTV program Extreme Cribs in 2011.


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