A house in Kaduna, northwest Nigeria, constructed with plastic bottle can last over 200 years if properly constructed, the Chief Executive Officer, Devepmental Association for Renewable Energy in Nigeria, Engr. Yahaya Ahmed, has observed.
According to him, “The plastic bottled house can last for more than 200 year if constructed properly, it can stand the challenge of fireproof, bulletproof, and earthquake resistant and adapt to all kind of climate change and desertification.”
Speaking to journalist in Kaduna on Sunday shorty after a tour to the center at Yelwa village, Zaria –Kaduna road, Engr Yahaya Ahmed, explained that the plastic bottle house could be constructed anywhere, even on water if a good and adequate foundation is prepared before hand.
“It can last more than 200 years on earth irrespective of the circumstances that may occur, and is 20 times stronger than brick walls, bomb proof,” he added.
Yahaya pointed out clearly that constructing such beautiful home duly consume time and technical guide. “The bottles, even though filled with sand, are waterproof if securely capped. Undertaking such task however need some elementary preparations, namely, getting enough bottles and finding good or trained manpower to fill the bottles, not anyhow, but as it should be and that it duly need the guidance of professional from the Centre
“Such house is constructed by thousands of recycled plastic bottles which are filled with sand, cement, and mud, and indeed, these components form a highly formidable wall which is 20 times stronger than brick walls, fireproof, bulletproof, and earthquake resistant.
“This is the first of its kind in Nigeria,though we trained many students and youths who are actually displaying the talent of what they learnt at the centre to other places in Northern Nigeria.
“Indeed Recycling of waste plastics is one of the best technologies to avoid environmental air pollution from burning the plastics. As the human population continues to increase, the quantity of solid wastes generation also increases, that is the government need solution.”
Yahaya said, “We must join hand in tackling all the challenges disturbing our environment, we must support government at all cost in bringing an end to deforestation and pollution in order to save our country from climate changes.