Did you know that you can make houses out of plastic bottles? By filling them with sand, and molding them together with mud or cement, the walls created are actually bullet proof, fire proof, and will maintain an comfortable indoor temperature of 64 degrees in the summer time.
And it’s not like there is any shortage on used plastic bottles out there. Here are some statistics from treehugger.com:
“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!”
To build a two bedroom, 1200 square foot home, it takes about 14,000 bottles.
The United States throws away enough plastic bottles to build 9257 of these 2 bedroom houses per day! That’s just over 3.35 million homes, the same number of homeless people in America.
Many people in third world countries have taken up building homes out of plastic bottles, from Africa to Asia. Perhaps the trend will catch on in America and all of those bottles will stop ending up in the landfills. Wouldn’t they be better off housing the homeless? Kinda like all those empty houses scattered all over the country?
There’s a resort in Japan located on a mountain peak from where you can see a sea of clouds floating below you
Located in Japan’s Tomamu Resort, on the island of Hokkaido, the Unkai Terrace is a unique scenic spot perched high atop a mountain peak that is often above the clouds, offering tourists breathtaking views of the white, fluffy sea beneath them.
The night before the 5k in Kingston, Jamaica we came together for candlelight yoga, healthy food and a natural living chat/Q&A. The perfect way to connect and ease into our weekend of wellness events. There were a few concerns brought up about healthy living: natural hair not being embraced (I definitely experienced some crazy looks when I was in the Dominican Republic last week), lack of availability of hair products/salons, as well as healthy food being too expensive and not easily accessible.
Where do you live and are there similar obstacles?
Operation Hey Fran Hey x Digicel 5k Run in Kingston, Jamaica complete! Last night was an absolute dream! There were people who had never run a 5k (or even 1 mile) and managed to rock the entire thing! It was the adrenaline of all of us pushing through together. No matter the fitness level! Start stretching and dusting off those running sneakers, folks. This 5k is coming to a city near you! What did you do for your body this weekend? Let’s keep pushing!