Sunday, 18 April 2010

Island Made Of Recycled Plastic


 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

7 Comments:

RE - RecycledFrockery said...

That is indeed a marvelous idea if they can make it happen. this is going to show us how to fix a vast piece of the ocean poisoning if it can be done. you know there is a second one in the atlantic, that was just discovered. how sad.

excellent post.

mama mia said...

hhmm...i'd really like to see this created and tested. it might just work. who knows, right?

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Well the Dutch know a lot about reclaimed land! I'm not sure how they propose keeping a beach attached to the island, though.

Marj aka Thriver said...

Fascinating idea!

Chin chin said...

That is an interesting idea. Many would be benefitted if it is made possible. Looking forward to this.

ethanINOSENTE said...

I do agree with everybody that it's a good idea. They just have to figured out how to attach the island so it wont drift away to the dangerous part of the oceans.


I'm looking forward to see this idea come to reality

Vera said...

that would be such a big undertaking, I hope they see it through

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