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Plas­tic bot­tles are be­ing re­cy­cled to cre­ate in­su­la­tion for what will even­tu­ally be a 120-villa de­vel­op­ment on Isla Colón in Bo­cas del Toro, Panama.

The first two-bed home to be con­structed on the 33-hectare site fea­tures 10,000 plas­tic bot­tles which are stacked in steel cages and then cov­ered with a con­crete mix to form walls.

Three dif­fer­ent types of homes – de­signed to have suf­fi­cient flex to be earth­quake-proof – are avail­able in Plas­tic Bot­tle Vil­lage, which was founded by Robert Bezeau with the aim of di­vert­ing toxic ma­te­ri­als from land­fill.

Homes are be­ing de­liv­ered com­plete with plumb­ing and elec­tric­ity, plus stan­dard doors and win­dows.

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