Spiral Island II: An island floating on plastic bottles

Ever dreamed of living on your own private tropical island? Rishi Sowa clearly had, as he took the rather novel approach of building his own floating paradise – Spiral Island. A keen environmentalist, Sowa wanted to make a statement about low-impact construction and recycling, so he built a floating platform from a quarter of a million old plastic bottles (and other waste materials). The first iteration was built in a lagoon on Mexico’s Mayan Riviera, and was named for the pattern in which the bottles were connected. Unfortunately it was badly damaged during a 2005 hurricane, and washed…

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