Recycling Plastic Bottles And Trash Into Roofs

Bottles were flattened to make shingles

This is very cool and just goes to show you that recycling or in this case picking up plastic bottles and re-using them can save both money and the environment. The Fizzy Bottle Roof Project collected:

  • 60 old for sale sign post
  • 350 metres of plastic water piping
  • 5 sheets of old building site hoarding
  • 3 old scaffold planks
  • 7000 plastic bottles

Making into a roof. This was part of a project by The Growing Gardens a community garden by Louisa Loakes and volunteers.

As a budget conscious person I firmly believe in their concept- ‘It’s about making do with what you have’, such a true statement and one I am adhering to as much as possible.

If you think about it, everything for this garden or multi-purpose shed was recycled and re-purposed with a contingent of volunteers and a strong commitment to recycling and re-purposing materials that most people throw away.

For more information visit Inhabitat

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  1. Hi I live in Alamos Sonora Mexico and have been building with glass and ple astic bottles – art studio, perimeter walls, stairs, etc but this idea of the roof is very interesting. Could you send me more specific information that I can pass on to the contractor who is working with me. In the last 9 months we’ve used 10,000 plastic bottles, 6,000 glass bottles and used 5,000 kilos of “so called garbage”- anything that is non organic. We’re going to start in January on a 140 meter long x 2 meter high perimeter wall and estimate we will be using approximately 30 to 40,000 plastic bottles. Thank you. Lynda

  2. Cathy says:

    I don’t have any of the information, but I believe they might on their website

  3. James says:

    I have started a community based recycling program and I have about 50 thousand plastic bottles as well as glass I would be interested in speaking with someone further about future endeavors. Please feel free to contact me via email

  4. Manon says:

    This is a great way to recycle bottles. That is a cool roof actually.
    regards Manon

  5. Brenda Thompson says:

    I would really like to know how they were used. How were they attached, were they cut in half etcetera? Is there a website that shows step by step instructions?
    thanks you

  6. Cathy says:

    There used to be a few YouTube videos.

  7. Lucienne says:

    Most of the people around us are ignorant and do not put much effort in to recycling.
    Currently eco – ATM is mainly used to identify the phone,
    this year launched a new version will be able to identify digital cameras,
    notebook computers, printers, MP3 and many other electronic products.
    24 million tonnes of aluminium is generated each year.

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