Panama's Plastic Bottle Village Project Raises Environmental Awareness

By: Mishal Omar - May 3, 2016
References: gizmag
'Plastic Bottle Village' is an ambitious project that aims to create an shelters constructed almost entirely of recycled plastic bottles.

Based in Panama, the project will construct approximately 90 to 120 homes, which will each be built and insulated by thousands of recycled plastic bottles. The project is currently underway in the nation's jungle, spanning across 83 acres of land.

The first and only home that has been built so far was made of 10,000 plastic bottles, and the plan is that each home will be constructed with between 10,000 to 25,000 bottles depending on size and structure. Plastic Bottle Village aims to raise environmental awareness and suggests that a plastic bottle construction is actually more timely and costly than a more traditional building project. Though time consuming, each structure in this reclaimed village is said to be earthquake resistant once completed.