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This project developed one of the best and effective design idea I´ve seen.
In Manila Slums, there`s houses near the railway that they don´t have electricity.
So they start this project called “Isang Litrong Liwanag” Project which means ” A Liter of Light” and it was launched in San Pedro, Laguna province early this year.

It consists in doing plastic bottles filled with water and bleach. The chlorine and bleach “poisons” the water to keep molds from developing so the solution can last up to five years. The clear and purified water helps disperse the light through refraction, so the light is not concentrated. It only costs $2-3 to make a solar bottle bulb that is bringing light to dark homes.
They put the bottle in a hole in the roof, sealed the sides and that´s it, there´s light in the house. The whole deal looks like a bulb through a sunroof and provides a good amount of light by deflecting sunlight into gloomy interiors. Please see video to understand it better.

Isang Litrong Liwanag is a Philippines-based organization aiming to build indoor lighting in one million homes throughout the country by 2012. The Manila City government shouldered the expenses for making the bulbs while MyShelter Foundation trained residents on how to make them.

Via “Russell Howard´s Good News” and Ecopreneurist.com

Chris Jordan had a great idea of what to do with plastic bottle caps. Actually, with 400,000 of them! This is the average number that are consumed every minute of every day in the United States. He decided to recreate the Masterpiece of Seurat with these caps. The piece is called “Caps Seurat, 2011″ it sized is 60×90″ in one panel, and 88×132” in 3 panels

The artist said “This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. Employing themes such as the near versus the far, and the one versus the many, I hope to raise some questions about the roles and responsibilities we each play as individuals in a collective that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming.”


From the 20th to 22nd of June, the United Nations gave a Conference about Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. For this event, they created an amazing installation at the Botafogo beach, two huge fish that glow at night made entirely with plastic bottles.

The sculptures are a reminder for beach-goers to recycle plastic bottles in order to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in our oceans, which is especially important in Brasil as they their beaches attract a lot of tourists to the country. This is an example of how amazing stuff can be made of trash.