Plastic bottle house in Nigeria

Discarded plastic bottles have been filled up with sand and then stacked to form the walls of this now-popular house.

Each house uses 7800 filled plastic bottles which are 20 times stronger than bricks. Ideal for the climate and costing a third of conventional houses, their environmental benefits are many, and are both durable and even bulletproof!


Green-Building Tour

(c) 2010 American Chemistry Council.

Get on a 3D virtual tour that demonstrates the role modern plastic materials can play in increasingly energy-efficient homes!