Eco DIYs: Greenhouse created from 1,500 trashed plastic bottles
Eco Factor: Recycled greenhouse made from plastic waste.
Scotland-based REAP, a local sustainable development charity, has designed a greenhouse that helps you grow organic veggies and fruits using trashed plastic bottles and other unwanted materials. The DIY greenhouse can be made using 1,500 two liter plastic bottles with the tops and bottoms separated.
The greenhouse makes use of four vertical posts cemented in the ground, which will function as the frame of the greenhouse. Plastic bottles are then stacked together using a garden cane as a supporting frame. This plastic bottle frame is then attached to the cemented wooden frame to complete the DIY. If you’re as interested as me, you can download the complete DIY instructions here (PDF).