In Brief

Recycled Island is a research project to create a habitable, floating island from plastic waste in the Pacific ocean.

Dutch company, WHIM architecture, has conceptualized a project called Recycled Island which aims to setup a habitable floating island in the Pacific Ocean, made from the plastic waste floating in the ocean.

The main objective of the project is to clean the ocean and use the plastic garbage as a building material. The habitable area is designed as an urban setting, while still laying emphasis on a green living environment. The island is envisaged as a self sufficient habitat with its own resources and a non-polluting environment using only natural sources. The recycling and construction of the island, about the size of Hawaii, would be done directly at the spot with the largest concentration of plastic to avoid long transports.

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