- A couple in Benguet recycled plastic bottles and utilized them as a fence in their home
- Photos of the colorful structure were shared multiple times on social media earning praises among netizens for their creativity
- Plastic bottles dumped in the ocean takes 450 years to decompose and is broken down into microplastics, a thr
eat to marine li fe
While some just throw away their plastic bottles in the trash bin, a family in Benguet has an ingenious way of utilizing these bottles at home.
Hundreds of plastic bottles (from Gatorade and Mountain Dew) makes a beautiful fence around a house in Labueg, Kapangan, Benguet. The structure, in colors yellow-green, green and orange, will surely catch the attention of passersby. It surely looks neatly made; making you wonder how each bottle is connected to the other.
Snapshots of the innovative fence owned by Mr. and Mrs. Ruston Kidsolan were uploaded on the Labueg Kapangan Facebook account. Netizens were amazed and praised the owners for their efforts and dedication in doing this project.
“Grabe!!! Super ganda!! Ang tiyaga ng gumawa. Bilib ako sa creativity niya.”
“Wonderful way to make use of recycled containers. I hope everyone can do this. Only labor is needed, but anyone can do it! Congratulations! Very creative!”
“Ngayon ay may napakagandang gamit na ang plastik. Sana wala nang maitapon na plastik na sanhi ng pagkal
ason ng isda sa dagat at pagtambak ng gabundok na basura. Salamat sa nakaisip ng ganito.”
The owner is known to recycle plastic bottles. Some are made into flower pots. In this project, they have helped the community in reducing plastic waste. Hopefully, this example can inspire many to do the same or think of more ideas in what other ways these can be used rather than throwing them away.
According to the US’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Woods Hole Sea Grant, plastic bottles thrown in the ocean take 450 years to decompose.
It turns into smaller particles called “microplastics” once it is broken down and poses a danger in marine li
fe. Fishes can eat those particles which at the same time can be passed to us since we eat fish. It is believed too that the sea salt we are consuming may have microplastics in it.