Today’s Solutions: June 12, 2024

Unidentified little boy holds a plastic bottle

Nigerian school accepts plastic bottles as payment for tuition fees

A school in Nigeria is taking an innovative approach to tackle the problem of plastic waste while also promoting education. The Morit International School, located in Ajegunle, a densely populated area of Lagos, Nigeria, has launched an initiative that allows students to pay their tuition fees Read More...

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Buddhist temple in Thailand is turning plastic waste into robes for monks

Thailand is among the top plastic polluters in the world, but seeking to change that, a Buddhist temple in the south of Bangkok is recycling thousands of plastic bottles and turning them into sacred orange robes for the monks. Over the last two years, monks at the recycling temple of Wat Chak Read More...

This island resort is floating

This island resort is floating on 700,000 pieces of plastic waste

One man's trash is another man's treasure, as the saying goes — but for French entrepreneur Eric Becker, it's more like a treasure island, complete with a hotel, two swimming pools, and a karaoke bar. In a bid to clean up the lagoon, Becker’s 'L’île Flottante' — or 'Floating Island ' — Read More...

This environment-friendly hous

This environment-friendly house is made out of 600,000 recycled plastic bottles

When plastic bottles are recycled they can be made into lots of things, but in a first, Canadian builders have figured out a way to turn your everyday plastic waste into a home. D Composites, a construction company, built a three-bedroom home along the Meteghan River in Nova Scotia from more Read More...

David de Rothschild to sail in

David de Rothschild to sail in a boat of plastic bottles

British adventurer will sail across the Pacific in a 60-foot catamaran made of 12,000 plastic bottles and other recycled materials. Marco Visscher | May 2009 issue According to David de Rothschild, the plastic bottle is the icon of the modern lifestyle. “It costs an awful lot of energy to Read More...

Videos: Creating a catamaran o

Videos: Creating a catamaran of plastic bottles

See the making of the Plastiki, a 60-foot catamaran made of plastic bottles, and watch interviews with David de Rothschild, who plans to sail the Plastiki across the Pacific. Ode Editors | May 2009 Read More...