The latest social buzz circulating the Internet are plastic bottle houses; using the water and pop bottles found in landfills to construct homes for the homeless. Every second in the United States of America, 1,500 plastic bottles are used and disposed of. Regardless of whether or not they are being recycled, it has a major impact on our environment.
To build a two-bedroom, 1,200 square foot home, would need 14,000 plastic bottles. In one day, the United States throws away enough water bottles to build 9,257 homes. That is 3.35 million homes a year which is enough to house the United States homeless population. These plastic bottle houses are currently being built in third world countries in Africa and Asia.