These Upcycled Plastic Bottles are Made Into Sustainable Roofing Tiles

By: Ady Floyd - Oct 19, 2015
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These sustainable roofing tiles made from old water bottles were created by Canadian-born builder and entrepreneur Donald Thomson. With a passion for design and an eco-conscious mindset, Thomson launched his ‘A’Gua-brand water bottles.

The bottles have been re-purposed with insulation to be used as sustainable roofing tiles. This clever design uses a combination of aerated concrete and paper waste to create the insulation, which can then be tinted to look just like slate, marble or ceramic.

The ultimate goal for Thomson was to create a product that followed his eco-conscious ideas. Transforming a landfill-stuffier into a useful construction product presents a unique opportunity for bottle manufacturers and contribution firms. If the two markets could collaborate with this idea, they might be able to reach a mutual point of benefit.