Throughout the world, people are in need of shelter from the elements. This is particularly true in developing countries. Another issue the world is facing is the disposal of plastic bottles. One group is working to address both of these problems by constructing residential homes for the world’s poorest individuals out of plastic bottles and mud.
Samartan Foundation, a non-profit organization is working with local construction companies to build houses using plastic bottles filled with sand. The walls are bulletproof, fireproof, and keeps the inside temperature down to a comfortable 64 degrees even on the hottest summer days.
The United States alone uses 129.6 million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill. These plastic bottles are put to good use by creating livable homes for those in need of shelter. In order to build a two-bedroom, 1,200 square foot home, it takes approximately 14,000 plastic bottles.
Samarpan Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable trust that exists to provide help to people and animals, and to restore our environment. Their vision is to expand our network globally to provide help and assistance of any kind when there is a humanitarian, ecological or environmental need.
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