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The Life of a Plastic Water Bottle

By Peter S. Green - 2012-10-02T21:18:26Z

Photograph by Aminu Abubakar/AFP/Getty Images

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Bottle Masonry

Nigeria faces a housing shortage as millions of Nigerians can't afford standard building materials.

A local nongovernmental organization called Development Association for Renewable Energy developed "the bottle house" to address the problem by putting to use some of the 3 million plastic water bottles Nigeria discards each day.

Yahaya Musa, a 19-year-old mason, builds a home from earth-filled plastic bottles in the village of Sabongarin Yelwa, in northern Nigeria.

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