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Nigerians Are Building Homes Out Of Recycled Plastic Bottles

The proud people who call Nigeria home have dealt with more than their fair share of problems on their way to becoming the "Giant Of Africa", but this struggle has taught them some serious survival skills.

When faced with a housing crisis the Nigerian people learned how to build homes out of recycled materials found in abundance at the local dumps, and now they use plastic bottles to build much better homes for themselves.

Plastic beverage bottles filled with sand are held together with mud and cement to form the structure for an eco-friendly and affordable home that is fireproof, bulletproof, and naturally insulated.

These bottle houses can be built up to three stories in height, and a two bedroom house requires over 14,000 bottles to complete, which is a fraction of the 3 million bottles Nigerians throw away every day.

Read more about Nigeria's bottle houses here


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