Plastics and the Environment

This entrepreneur built an island resort out of plastic waste

An artificial island, built on a base of plastic bottles and other recovered waste, is seen on the Ebrie Lagoon near Abidjan, Ivory Coast October 28, 2019. Picture taken October 28, 2019. REUTERS/Luc Gnago - RC2QDD91LQ8S

This Ivory Coast island resort floats on 700,000 plastic bottles. Image: REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Emma Charlton
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Eric Becker’s holiday resort in Africa floats on 700,000 plastic bottles. Image: Reuters Connect

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About 100 guests visit the island in Abidjan's lagoon every week. Image: Reuters Connect
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