We have been trying to encourage our readers to reduce landfill waste by following simple recycling techniques. Apart from creating some kind of art, there is a lot more to recycling and Scott McCombs, an entrepreneur in Las Vegas, is trying to prove just that. The eco conscious entrepreneur has created a whopping 30,000sqf manufacturing facility entirely from recycled beer bottles.
As you can see in the pictures, the facility hasn’t been made directly from beer bottles, but the inventor created something he calls the GreenStone – a composite material built from crushed beer bottles. To make the building about 500,000 beer bottles were crushed and transformed into GreenStone. The recycling endeavor is estimated to save about 400,000 cubic yards of landfill space.
The design of the building takes inspiration from the Swarkestone Hall Pavilion in England, which is pictured on the cover of the Rolling Stones’ Hot Rocks album. Almost everything in the building has glass in some form or the other. To collect the raw materials, Realm of Designs collects beer bottles from Las Vegas strip hotels, which are then crushed into tiny grains and then mixed with fly ash. The mixture is then poured into molds, where it hardens and dries. Apart from its use in building, GreenStone can also be used to make fireplaces and mantles.