Entire island built on plastic bottles (27 Photos)

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British eco-pioneer Rishi Sowa built his first Spiral Island in 1998 using 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. Sadly, it was destroyed in a hurricane.
So in 2007 Rishi started over, this time using millions of plastic bottles to construct his eco-masterpiece, Spiral Island II.

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  • Poppin Fresh

    2 questions: what happens when there's waves? and where all the women at?

    • Tarod Kildennyn

      It's in a lagoon. No serious waves unless the weather is already disasterous anyway.

  • bob in accounting

    Where do people get funds to do crazy shit like this? I need a job where i build crazy shit all day

    • yeah

      The job is called: Unemployed, and i hear there are plenty openings

  • bowhuntpa

    is it really re-cycling when all the bottles get sent to sea after the hurricanes??

    • person

      thank god someone finally caught on to the irony.

      • Tiffany

        this is extremely stupid

    • ron

      I agree. I read the description and said, "think I might've left that part out", he puts all those bottles in the ocean, isn't that what we're trying to PREVENT!?

  • equalizermax

    If you can't find a place to live, build an island…

  • pimp

    YUp one good storm and its toast FAIL but cool tho

  • sham

    wheres the rum

  • mumbles

    when the storm hit (and when the next one does) all the plastic bottles just head out to sea or land? Boneheaded move

  • MigraineBoy

    Quick! Sell it to a celebrity before it sinks!

  • PET

    hope that poseidon won't fart near that island because there is already enough plastic garbage in the ocean..this idea is really out of the box, but i'm not sure if it's eco

  • BigDingo

    this is a dream come true..

  • mcardle

    well ben had to come up with some way to get rid of all of Hurley's takeout rubbish……

  • SweetAwesomeness

    fuck dude….i hope Kevin Costner sues this guy for stealing his idea…

  • FapperX

    The only thing that comes to mind is – "just because you can, doesn't mean you should".

  • MeisterMon

    "Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fatefull ship…
    that started from old bottles annnndddd a bunch of plastic shit!

    The Captain was a weidro eco-guy, who wore speedos black…
    His first mate was no where to be seen, might be in a gunny sack!"

    Sung to the Gilligan's Island jingle… go ahead, add another verse!!

  • asdf

    But how many fatties would be required to sink the place?

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  • Qwerty

    I can see Murdoc moving into this place….

  • Marty

    It's not an island, it's a freakin raft. I wanna refund.

    • top dog

      Thank you! islands are anchored. Put a big enough motor on this thing and he might have something.

  • ANON chiver

    i see they got real creative with the name

  • Flotaing Trash Heap

    What a clown. What happens when it gets destoyed and all these non bio begradable plastic items float in the ocean for eternity?

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