A creative resourceful man has turned waste into wealth by building a floating hotel using plastic bottle wastes.
The man has now killed two birds with one stone, because, while trying to remedy the sanitation problem in the country caused by used plastic bottles, he has also created a beautiful and unique hotel from this waste and his ingenuity has made him a hero on social media.
The man identified simply as Eric who migrated to Ivory Coast in Africa has now built the first-ever hotel that floats on the sea using 800,000 plastic bottles.
The Hotel is now a Successful Business
According to reports, Eric’s floating hotel has become quite the catch and attracts lots of visitors. His hotel reportedly has an average of 100 persons per week. The well-furnished floating hotel rents at 100 dollars per night and boasts of facilities like Wi-Fi, a solar-powered lighting system, and air conditioners. At the request of the guests, the hostel can be moved from one location to the other on the sea.
Eric Seeks to Build More Floating Hotels
Basking in the euphoria of the success of his first mind-boggling idea, the businessman is seeking to build more hotels in a similar fashion and has intensified efforts at collecting more plastic bottle wastes. He employs the services of kids who assist in gathering plastic bottles they can find, especially on the beach bank in the Ivory Coast.
It is however, worth noting that the eco-friendly hotel wasn’t built with only plastic bottles but involved the use of woods as well.
Social media users hail the innovation
@Sadia Noor said: “The Highest praise for you Eric. Obviously, a commendable work reusable of plastic into a great hotel. From every unusable thing we should find the opportunity, it’s a message for us”.
@Margarita Kefalaki stated: “Inspirational or crazy idea? (That became ACTION!). A floating hotel made of trash! Congratulations to this kind of ‘crazy’ people and their actions! Thank you for inspiring us!”
@Christina Sayson Chaneco-mejia wrote: “Heal the world make it better place for you and for me and the entire human race. It was such a very brilliant idea sir. keep it up, my two thumbs up for you”.
@Fayola Williams opined: “This is making a significance. Living life to it’s fullest and truly leaving his legacy behind. Admire this guy’s ability to listen to his conscience”.
Well, it seems the plastic bottles innovation has come to stay for the long haul in Africa. Recently, there were pictures of a Nigerian man who built a house using 14,800 plastic bottles.
Explaining the process of building the house, Ahmed disclosed that his workers filled the plastic bottles with sand and linked them at the neck by an intricate network of strings. He noted that the building is the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, and revealed that it is cheaper to build because the building materials are available on the streets and in trash dump centres.