Energy & Sustainability
Plastic bottle greenhouse
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Here’s a beautiful greenhouse that’s like a wish list of sustainable construction: rammed earth, recycled plastic bottles, straw bale, and rainwater harvesting. Check out the Blue Rock Station site for books describing the greenhouse and their other projects.

(via Ecofriend)

12 thoughts on “Plastic bottle greenhouse

  1. Provided these are waste bottles, they’ll be mainly PET, which doesn’t contain BP-A. Now, PET has benzene rings in it, but it’s fairly stable unless burned. The more expensive PC bottles would probably not be used in this application.

  2. While I applaud the reuse of materials, I wouldn’t call this beautiful. It looks like a trash pile (no offense).

  3. Don’t go breathing the air inside that greenhouse. Polyethylene terephthalate (recycling code number 1) desintergrates due to sunlight. The process is called photodegredation. The particles are released in the air and breathing them has been proven to cause cancer. Photodegradation also seeps plastic particles into the liquids these bottles contain.

    source[ “Bisphenol A is released from polycarbonate drinking bottles and mimics the neurotoxic actions of estrogen in developing cerebellar neuronsstar”. Hoa H. Lea, Emily M. Carlsona, Jason P. Chuaa and Scott M. Belche]

  4. Don’t go breathing the air inside that greenhouse. Polyethylene terephthalate (recycling code number 1) desintergrates due to sunlight. The process is called photodegredation. The particles are released in the air and breathing them has been proven to cause cancer. Photodegradation also seeps plastic particles into the liquids these bottles contain.

    source[ “Bisphenol A is released from polycarbonate drinking bottles and mimics the neurotoxic actions of estrogen in developing cerebellar neuronsstar”. Hoa H. Lea, Emily M. Carlsona, Jason P. Chuaa and Scott M. Belche]

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