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Reusing Plastic Containers for Productive Purposes in Africa

Reusing Plastic Containers for Productive Purposes in Africa
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DIY inventors in Africa have developed innovative solutions to practical problems with old plastic containers.

Sean Leow
  • 7 october 2009

Embracing the second tenet of the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” mantra, DIY inventors in Africa have developed innovative solutions to practical problems with old plastic containers. Afrigadget point us to some of the best practical uses, including a mouthguard to prevent suckling of cows in drought times.

The “vertical shamba” from Dominic Wanjihia helps improve water efficiency when growing plants from discarded plastic bottles.

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Bird feeders made by Maina Maina are outfitted with mirrors and perches made from sticks help attract birds  and sell for US$2.50.

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[via AfriGadget]

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+Home & Garden
+Offline Gadgets
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+recycle
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