One Man's Trash is Another Man's…Light?
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According To Distractify, we throw away 200 billion plastic bottles every year.
Imagine if we put them to good use...
Thousands of people in the Philippines live in poor towns where there is barely any natural light and electricity.
These families have to do all their daily activities in these conditions...
Alfred Moser and a group of MIT students discovered that by tweaking these bottles, they could bring light to the homes.
Here is how it works: Each bottle is filled with water and a bleach tablet is added.
When it's installed through a hole in the roof, the liquid refracts and spreads the light.
This innovation started the Liter of Light movement.
To date, these plastic bottle lights have brightened 28,000 homes in Metro Manila.
And now it's expanding. People, in India, Indonesia, and even Switzerland, have started using the solar light bulbs, too.
Their goal is to install one million of these solar light bulbs around the world by 2015.