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In 1998, Rishi Sowa built his first artificial island using 250,000 plastic bottles to keep it afloat, and today he lives on Spiral Island II, a smaller island that he built using 100,000 bottles. The island features a house, beaches, ponds and even a solar-powered waterfall.
Even more ambitious than Sowa’s island is architect Ramon Knoester’s plan to build Recycled Island, a floating island the size of Hawaii made entirely of recycled plastic. The island would be completely self-sufficient, supporting its own agriculture and getting its power from solar and wave energy. When it’s complete, Knoester hopes the island will house half a million residents who can enjoy the artificial island’s seaweed harvest and compost toilets.

In 1998, Rishi Sowa built his first artificial island using 250,000 plastic bottles to keep it afloat, and today he lives on Spiral Island II, a smaller island that he built using 100,000 bottles. The island features a house, beaches, ponds and even a solar-powered waterfall.

Even more ambitious than Sowa’s island is architect Ramon Knoester’s plan to build Recycled Island, a floating island the size of Hawaii made entirely of recycled plastic. The island would be completely self-sufficient, supporting its own agriculture and getting its power from solar and wave energy. When it’s complete, Knoester hopes the island will house half a million residents who can enjoy the artificial island’s seaweed harvest and compost toilets.

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    i watched a tv show on this dude and his island once, pretty cool stuff.
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    i would love to live on something like this and be a part of a community that gives a shit. though, i have to say, i...
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  11. dwo2012 said: This is cool, seen it on cable. Loved it
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    In 1998, Rishi Sowa built his first artificial island using 250,000 plastic bottles to keep it afloat, and today he...
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    I came across this and reblogged it as it brought back memories of my first ever assignment at uni. I wrote about the...
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