Discarded Plastic Proves Stronger than Concrete; Eco-friendly School Comes Up

December 29, 2010 / 1 Comment

Discarded plastics turn out to be stronger than concrete, Illac Diaz and MyShelter Foundation have proved. Their innovative work to build a school for children in San Pablo, in the Philippines, has proved that plastics can be three times better than concrete in construction.

bottle school Discarded Plastic Proves Stronger than Concrete; Eco friendly School Comes Up

They used discarded plastic soda and water bottles of 1.5 to 2 liters and filled these bottles with a mixture cheaper and much stronger than concrete.

Environmentalists and other authorities are constantly coming up with ways to discard and reuse plastics, but none has ever come even close to this marvelous idea of using plastics in a very positive environmental friendly way.

This bottle architecture is said to be one of its kind in the whole of Asia.

The MyShelter Foundation had conducted an awareness drive where volunteers in large numbers assembled with plastic bottles they collected. It was this group that constructed the bottle school on the site donated by the local government.

The people in the area were only too happy to get rid of their plastic bottles. Word is that more of these innovative projects are in the pipeline.

(Via Inhabitat)


  • Kristel Marie Gonzales

    I recently stumbled upon this article years after I released the photos of this bottle school online. It’s just so sad that the photo didn’t even have any credits on this site. This had my watermark at the bottom of the photo which was obviously cropped.