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Currently, millions of Filipinos live without any kind of light source at all, but a band of resourceful MIT students have begun changing that. The students found that a one liter plastic bottle filled with bleach water and installed on top of a metal roof is a surprisingly simple way to light homes that have neither electrical connectivity nor natural lighting. Read more: MIT Students Install 10,000 Revolutionary Solar Bottle Lamps in Manila Slums Life-Altering MIT Plastic Bottle Lamp – Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
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Nigeria's first house built from discarded plastic bottles is proving a tourist attraction in the village of Yelwa. Hundreds of people - including government officials and traditional leaders - have been coming to see how the walls are built in the round architectural shape popular in northern Nigeria. The bottles, packed with sand, are placed on their side, one on top of the other and bound together with mud.