Design floating architectural structure via discarded plastic in order to increase biodiversity
One of the problems of urban park ponds or lakes in urban areas is the shortage of biodiversity and the possibility of increasing their vulnerability to hazards, climate change, and limitations of aquatic and terrestrial species, especially in the summer. Knowing about the plastic recycling process that requires the use of human forces, waste accumulation, the provision of recycling facilities as well as high energy and fuel consumption, transportation costs, and increased carbon dioxide during the recycling process.
Gain advantage of regarded plastic as a substance that is considered harmful to the environment, in order to reuse them, help sustainability issue, conserve nature and enhance ecosystem services of urban park ponds and lakes would be a significant and suitable answer to this problem.
Question? Is it possible to design an acceptable and light architectural structure with plastic waste?
Knowing about the properties of plastics and plastic bottles, due to their surface-to-volume ratio, which is less dense than water, these discarded materials can be used as floating structures and artificial islands/wetlands to prepare the bed for increasing biodiversity and producing oxygen in ecological aspect and also look at increasing physical diversity and attracting tourists as economical aspect.
This prototype not only designed for human beings to raise awareness of plastic pollution and help contribute towards a significant change in this industrial field but also is gravitation for urban terrestrial and aquatic creatures to create biodiversity, help sustainability, and enhance ecosystem services.
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