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They did a whole article in a Thai Temple built from recycled bottles. It was great to see. I hope you enhoy it as much as I did.
The Wat Pa Maha Chedio Kaew temple has found a way to bottle-up
Nirvana, literally. The temple, which sits in Thailand’s Sisaket
province, roughly 370 miles northeast of Bangkok is made of more than a
million recycled glass bottles. True to its nickname, “Wat Lan Kuad” or
“Temple of Million Bottles” features glass bottles throughout the
premises of the temple, including the crematorium, surrounding
shelters, and yes – even the toilets. There’s an estimated 1.5 million recycled bottles
built into the temple, and as you might have guessed, they are
committed to recycling more. After all, the more bottles they get, the
more buildings they are able to construct.
The bottle-collection-turned-building started in 1984, when the
monks used them to decorate their shelters. The shiny building material
attracted more people to donate more bottles, until eventually they had
enough to build the temple standing today. Bottle caps are also integrated as decorative mosaic murals. Going beyond use of glass as a sustainable building material,
the bottle bricks don’t fade, let natural light into the space and are
surprisingly easy to maintain. So if you’re looking to find Nirvana in
a bottle, you might want to consider making a stop at the Wat Pa Maha
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Thai Temple Built From One Million Recycled Bottles
The Site is worth a look at. Lots of interesting things.