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Spiral Island II: a Fantastic Floating Plastic Bottle Island (34 pics)

Posted in Pictures   16 Sep 2010   / 22545 views

British eco-pioneer Rishi Sowa began constructing his first Spiral Island in 1998. He used around 250,000 plastic bottles to build a 66x54ft (20x16m) island which was located in a lagoon near Puerto Aventuras, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.Unfortunately, it was completely destroyed by Hurricane Emily in 2005, but not discouraged, he decided to build a new one: Spiral Island II!

 

He began to build his second island in 2007 in the waters of Isla Mujeres, the "Island of Women", which is apparently a safer place,Like for the first island, he filled nets with empty discarded plastic bottles to support a structure of plywood and bamboo, on which he poured sand and planted numerous plants, including mangroves. The new island is about 20 metres (66 ft) in diameter and is set on ‘only’ 100,000 plastic bottles.The new island has beaches, a house, two ponds, a solar-powered waterfall and river, and solar panels. He was helped by volunteers for his project and is still continuing to make improvements to the island.







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MXI 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Plastic Beach
       
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You used stop-words. 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
once filled with plastic women now floating on plastic bottles
       
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Dreth 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
That is so motherfucking cool.
http://www.Dreth.com
       
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Peanut 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Sorry to hear his first island was destroyed. Good for him for rebuilding.
       
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briere 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
wooow awesome!!! :D
       
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gigantes 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
get used to it, kids... it's the future of humanity.
       
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Kain 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
BRILLIANT. Is it shaky?
       
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lolipop 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
woww.....
       
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bertha_2_2 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
AWESOMENESS!!
       
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Mohmed 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Thank you all for the sweet comments, I've loved lokiong at all the wonderful photos that have been entered this week. There are some really creative images that have given me tons of ideas!
       
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Belle 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Biba Caggiano's Trattoria Cooking (1992) is a book that I return to rgluearly. It contains straightforward recipes for simple food with great flavours. As rewarding as a trip to Italy without the expense of a flight.A more recent kitchen companion is Judy Rodgers' The Zuni Cafe Cookbook (2002). The collection of inspired recipes borrows from the French, Italian, Mexican and Californian culinary traditions. Readers cannot but benefit from Rodgers advice regarding many food preparation techniques.
       
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Made 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Fathers Day to me is a time to reflect upon all the woferdnul times spent with my Dad and all the selfless things that he has done for my family and I. A time to give thanks and appreciation for the endless love that my Dad has for my family and I.Thanks so much.rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com
       
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Nanae 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Hi Y'all. been a wile since I checked in on you two. Looks like you are geitntg on very well. Bit of wet weather here and there though I see. Hope you are being well looked after where ever you are tonight. Thinking of you and sending cosmic hugs to you both. Sarah xxx
       














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