Six Miles Across London Limited, ‘small.’ an innovative design platform which together with partners and collaborators from industry and academia unveiled a 100% recycled emergency / transitional shelter, ‘BottleHouse’ at Clerkenwell Design Weeks 10th anniversary.
Every minute, a million plastic bottles are bought around the world and the number is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping our recycling efforts and endangering our oceans and coastlines. And the recent discovery of a 50-year-old plastic bottle of washing-up liquid on Brean Beach in Somerset has highlighted just how much of an environmental crisis this has become.
small. with support from Shard engineer, WSP, have come up with an innovative shelter design that uses low cost, lightweight and sustainably sourced materials, namely discarded plastic bottles, bamboo and straw in a bid to tackle plastic pollution and provide emergency shelter to disaster-stricken communities in the light of the recent events around the world. The UN reported in June, that there were 70 million displaced people around the world.
“We believe ‘BottleHouse’ provides a new formula for the worlds’ growing problem of discarded plastic bottles by transforming them into rapidly deployable, protective and valuable shelters in areas of the world that need them the most and at the same time setting a new mission for the rest of the world to think about and contribute to – a new circular economy.” concludes Ricky Sandhu