Buddha Goes Green

October 29, 2008 at 12:27 am Leave a comment

In a beautiful and rather stunning climax of the green movement, the Wat Pa Maha Chedio Kaew temple in Thailand surfaced through the news media today. The Buddhist temple is constructed almost entirely or glass bottles, totaling an estimated 1.5 million bottles used in the construction of everything from the crematorium to the toilets.

As a building material, the bottles are free, don’t fade, are easy to maintain, and allow natural light to pass through into the temple. On the interior, bottle caps were also used to make mosaics to decorate the space. While this likely isn’t going to become as popular a building method as earthships, it certainly demonstrates that recycling has few limits.

More on the temple here.

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