How to make a 100% recycled plastic bottle greenhouse.
Recycling has really come into its own the last few years, as we all strive to make our planet a little bit better for future generations.
Although the state that we have got ourselves in can indeed be blamed on the human race, the last 50 years has seen a huge increase in production lines and cheap labor which has created a ‘throw-away’ society.
It has only been very recently that we have come to realize just how damaging to the environment certain materials are – and plastic is one of the worst.
In America alone last year there was an estimated 50 billion plastic bottles used and only a fraction of these ever make it to the recycling plant.
This ingenious project has made un-recycled plastic PET bottles into something that will help the environment – a homemade greenhouse.
ReapScotland.org have built this greenhouse using materials that would have been otherwise destined for the landfill, and they have given instructions so that you can make one too.
Not only is the project helpful in cutting down excess waste in terms of the bottles, a greenhouse as an excellent addition to any home that will greatly up its environmental credentials.
Many homes are lacking in greenhouses and outdoor areas in which to enjoy nature and best of all- grow your own produce.
The addition of greenhouse like this recycled one will allow you to home-grow certain produce like tomatoes, courgettes, squash and herbs which all need the help of a shelter to grow effectively.
The designs are built from a basic ‘wall’ structure which is created by stacking and lashing the bottles together. From these basic shapes you can then go on to building your greenhouse in any way you wish, the instructions give details of how to interlock the walls but the overall design is up to you!