Buildings Made From Recycled Bottles

Jill Harness

Talk about a great way to recycle, these 14 buildings are actually constructed from plastic bottles that likely would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. With over 2.4 million tons of plastic discarded every year, ideas like these show there are far more environmentally sound solutions to plastic disposal than simply throwing it in the trash.

In fact, since these designs don't require the energy that recycling demands, they're actually greener than melting the plastic down to be used in other bottles. Better still, they provide a cheap housing solution for those in need and they are surprisingly durable when pitted against the elements.

You have to admit, some of the buildings are actually pretty cool looking, too.