Guatemalan Schools Built on Bottles

The nonprofit Hug It Forward is helping Guatemalan neighborhoods build schools at less than $10,000 by making them out of plastic bottles, writes Zak Stone for GOOD.

The technology developed by Pura Vida, a Guatemalan nonprofit, stuffs plastic bottles with trash, "tucked between supportive chicken wire, and coated in layers of concrete to form walls between the framing. The bottles make up the insulation, while more structurally sound materials like wood posts are used for the framing," Stone reports.

Full Story: Guatemalan Schools Built from Bottles, Not Bricks


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