LOT OF BOTTLE
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.