A little innovation often can work great miracles. Thailand’s Phetchaburi province has experienced something similar in recent times. A temple in that region has come up with a unique solution to the plastic waste and pollution.
A 42 meter long bridge with four row boats has been built completely out of plastic bottle on the town river in the rural province. The bridge is believed to be the main attraction to the riverside market in the province.
The bridge has been made out of thousands of used empty plastic bottles as a solution to curb down the pollution from the increasing plastic wastes of modern day lives.
Wat Thong Noppakun announced in their Facebook page that 92 per cent of the work has already been completed and the grand opening of the riverside market will be on schedule as planned.
Around 25,000 empty bottles have been used to build the bridge. The bottles were brought by the visitors and locals to the temple. The structure of the bridge is held together with a bamboo frame. It has been tested positive to bear atleast 80 addults.
The design and manufacturing has been taken care of by the monks from the temple. The row boats are made out of 500 bootles and it can it can hold up till 15o KGs of weight.
The temple is positive about promoting recycling and conservation ideas to help protect the nature in growing pollutions worldwide. On the opening day, 30 monks are to walk and bless the bridge.
The abbot, Phra Kru Kosorn said, “We had our first meeting on May 22 and spent every day since constructing these recycled structures. We worked from morning to about 8pm on a daily basis”.
The temple, as planned, will hold the market every weekend.
Source : Coconuts
Content : LovePattayaThailand