See The First Plastic Bottle House Constructed In Nigeria (photo)

Saturday, 6 May 2017

See The First Plastic Bottle House Constructed In Nigeria (photo)

The first plastic bottle house in the whole of West Africa has been
unveiled in Nigeria by a group called the Developmental Association
for Renewable Energy.

A group, Developmental Association for Renewable Energy in Nigeria
(DARE), said it has constructed the first plastic bottle house in West
The Chief Executive Officer of the group, Mr Yahaya Ahmed made the
disclosure when he conducted newsmen round the house, located at Yelwa
village on Kaduna-Zaria highway.
Ahmed said the house was made from plastic bottles as part of the
group's efforts to encourage recycling of waste materials in the
country, create jobs and ensure safer environment.
According to him, a plastic bottle house is 20 times stronger than brick walls.

"A plastic bottle house can last for more than 200 years if
constructed properly and carefully and is fireproof, bulletproof,
earthquake resistant and can adapt to all kind of climate changes."

"The plastic bottle house can be constructed anywhere, even on water
if a good and adequate foundation is prepared beforehand."
Ahmed explained that such house can be constructed using thousands of
recycled plastic bottles "which are filled with sand, sand, cement
and mud."
"This is the first of its kind in Nigeria. We have trained many
students and youths who are actually displaying the talent of what
they learnt at the centre in other places in Northern Nigeria.

"We are proud with what they are doing, as all these contribute in
reducing the large number of waste plastics on our streets and refuse
"Indeed, recycling of waste plastics is one of the best technologies
to avoid environmental air pollution plastics,"he added.
Ahmed said the group would partner government and other organisations
to bring in new ways of recycling waste in the country.
"We must join hands in tackling all the challenges disturbing our
environment, and we must support government to bring an end to
deforestation and pollution, so as to save our country from climate
change,"he said.


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