Reuse is often just as important as recycling, but the five projects take reuse to another level. To learn more about plastic bottle recycling and reuse visit the International Bottled Water Association’s website.
The innovative and very impressive EcoARK in Taiwan is a monument to recycling.
The three-story tall building, complete with an amphitheater and exhibition hall, was constructed using 1.5 million plastic bottles. Embedded solar power helps to run the building’s magnificent LED light displays at night.
The Far Eastern Group, which commissioned the building, wanted to highlight the importance of reusing and recycling in a country where, according to The China Post, the plastic bottle recycling rate is only four percent.