In Myanmar volunteers build library for orphans out of discarded plastic

Volunteers from the NGO Clean Yangon were inspired to start a construction project that would repurpose local plastic waste from Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River into building materials.

The project would be a library for orphaned children in the neighbourhood of Taikkyi. It started in December 2020 and has recently been completed. The volunteers received trash donations from local communities and used them to make eco-bricks by filling plastic bottles with more plastic waste.

The completed structure is comprised of 5,000 of these eco-bricks, each of which takes approximately one hour to make. As the group worked, the children were able to see and learn from the construction process.

They hope that their efforts would show the kids to be innovative when thinking of sustainable and eco-friendly solutions to protect the planet.

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