Engr Yahaya Ahmed, a Nigerian, created a new innovation by building a three-bedroom apartment out of 14,800 plastic bottles.
According to reports, Ahmed, the director of a non-governmental organization called the Developmental Association of Renewable Energies in Nigeria (DARE), built the house to encourage waste recycling.
The Nigerian man also stated that the innovation assisted in the creation of jobs and the creation of a safer environment in Nigeria.
Ahmed explained how workers filled 14,800 plastic bottles with sand and linked them at the neck by an intricate network of strings to build the house, which has three rooms, a toilet, and a kitchen.
He claimed that the structure is the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa, and that it is less expensive to construct because the materials are readily available on the streets and in trash dumps.
Ahmed said, “the house is 20 times stronger than brick walls houses and can last for over 300 years if constructed properly and carefully.”
According to him, the structure is fireproof, bulletproof, earthquake-resistant, and capable of adapting to various climate changes.
Ahmed stated that anyone with masonry skills can be used as labor in the construction of a single building, and that his organization has trained a large number of young people.
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