Plastic Bottles Ending Homelessness? / by john cheng

You know all the plastic bottles you see on store shelves, being thrown out everyday, littered in the streets and pretty much a part of our everyday lives? I sure don't give these bottles much as a second look because they're more or less just a part of my environment. The most I do with them is recycle them but I think the average person just throws them out.

The United States uses 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill!

But did you know that you can built a 1,200 square foot home with 14,000 bottles? That would equal 9,257 two bedroom homes per day that the United States throws out which equals the number of homeless in America.

Many countries like Africa and Asia have been innovative enough to use bottles as a resource and not see them as just trash.

Watch the video to see the entire process of how seemingly useless bottles are turned into resources.


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