Sunday, 18 April 2010
I don't know how feasible this is, but the it's a fascinating idea. A group of architects from the Netherlands have the idea to take all the plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean, and recycle it into a floating island the size of Hawaii.
The entire island would be totally self-sufficient once built, producing its own food and energy, and managing waste. One section of the island would be for urban housing, built from recycled plastic, and would also include all the necessary amenities for recreation, commerce, and living. Beaches would be located near the houses for people to relax, enjoy and recreate.
The Recycled Island proposed by Whim Architecture has three main aims -
- Cleaning our oceans from a gigantic amount of plastic waste.
- Creating new land
- Constructing a sustainable habitat.
Via: Recycled island