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.
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.