At Buy Food with Plastic events, which are organized by the locals themselves, the population can buy a warm meal with 10 plastic bottles. Plastic is the currency here. The collected bottles are processed into various products. The people are sensitized for a more conscious use of plastic.
They are processed into various products and even form the foundation for a home. Stuffed with other plastic waste, the bottles are used as bricks. In cooperation with local project managers, they build a house with kitchen, bathroom and terrace within a few months. The first plastic house is in Las Mercedes, Nicaragua and provides a home for the single Marbillez and her four children - they had lost their shelter after a storm.
More information about Buy Food With Plastic can be found here in the following link.