HOUSEHOLD WASTE

MilkbagsUnlimited

Kleinburg, Canada

WHERE: Kleinburg, Canada

TYPE OF PLASTIC WASTE:

Milk bags
Mats
The milk bags are woven into sleeping mats which are distributed to homeless shelters and refugees
Established after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Angela Kesthely started this initiative that relies solely on volunteers and milk bag donations that are then made into mats.
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Plastic Bottle Village

WHERE: Bocas del Toro, Panama

TYPE OF PLASTIC WASTE:

Plastic Bottles
Houses 
Millions of plastic bottles have been saved from landfill and are repurposed to be the main resource in diverse infrastructures
Spearheading the idea that plastic bottles can be used for insulation, swimming pools, animal shelters, Robert Bezeau has built a multi-purpose village that can also be visited by tourists who are keen for an earth-positive lodging experience! 
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Tritubot

Kleinburg, Canada

WHERE: Guayaquil, Ecuador

TYPE OF PLASTIC WASTE:

PET Bottles
Bus Fare
Tritubot has built machines where you can exchange your plastic bottles for a bus ticket. 
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At the bus terminal, you can exchange your PET bottles (up to 3-liter bottles) for 2 cents. 15  bottles will pay for a single bus fare around the city. The machine accepts national and international bottles. The machine can hold 1200 compressed bottles before it needs to be emptied. This scheme has proven so successful, with individuals of all social classes. Tritubot effectively has added value and an incentive to recycle PET bottles.