Whim Architecture plans floating community using recycled ocean plastic

16 December 2014 (Last Updated December 16th, 2014 18:30)

Netherlands-based architecture firm Whim Architecture has initiated a new Recycled Island project that will convert ocean plastic into a sustainable living arrangement.

Netherlands-based architecture firm Whim Architecture has initiated a new Recycled Island project that will convert ocean plastic into a sustainable living arrangement.

Whim Architecture initiated the project to clean oceans and make plastic into a sustainable eco-paradise, with a new floating habitat complete with beaches, farms and buildings.

To be created in the Pacific between San Francisco and Hawaii, the Recycled Island would be 4,000-miles² of plastic land with communities build on top.

"This will clean our oceans intensely and it will change the character of the plastic waste from garbage to building material."

North Pacific Gyre plastic will be used to build the island by repurposing it into floating platforms.

Whim Architecture told plasticbank: "This will clean our oceans intensely and it will change the character of the plastic waste from garbage to building material."

The island will be constructed as a green living environment from the point of view of a natural habitat and compost toilets are used for creating fertile ground.

According to the company, the island will be ecological and seaweed will be a vital component in making the Recycled Island sustainable.

Wageningen University will sort and analyse the plastics and find the best recycle technique for the project.