There is also a prison cell in this village made of plastic bottles, where you can spend the night and thus “pay for your crimes against the planet”. The idea is for visitors to understand how many plastic bottles, they actually consume and consciously reduce the plastic…
In 2012, Canadian Robert Bezo came to the Bocas del Toro archipelago in Panama to help dispose of plastic waste and recycle islands. In the year and a half he spent working on this project, he collected about a million plastic bottles, writes Pun Kufer.
Bezo decided to make building material from the garbage and build an ecological village from plastic bottles. Plastic bottles have been used in the past to build eco-friendly homes, but this ambitious project involved building an entire village of about 33 hectares.
To create an object, first, a steel cage is made which is then filled with plastic bottles and finally concreted. Bezo claims that plastic is an excellent insulator and that the construction method is very fast. The durability of these houses is guaranteed because the plastic takes up to 500 years to completely disintegrate.
Also, another advantage of these houses is their resistance to earthquakes, because plastic is an extremely strong but flexible material. The motto of this project is: “Change the world without changing the planet Earth”. The world’s first eco-village whose houses are made of plastic bottles includes several buildings – including the largest castle made of plastic bottles according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The plastic castle has four floors, is 14 meters high, and is made of 40,000 bottles. There are four rooms, a dining room, but also a lookout at the top.
There is also a prison cell of 10,000 plastic bottles in this village, where you can sleep for $ 30.
The main goal of the night is for everyone who will sleep, to atone for the ecological sins we have committed, ie to understand how much plastic we consume and to reduce the use of this material in everyday life.