The Dar Sidi Bounou Recycled, Repurposed and Reused Plastic Bottle Projects.
Dar Sidi Bounou has always been closely connected to the environment and looking for ways to be environmentally friendly and promote responsible tourism. As bottled water is rather necessary in this part of the world, due to the lack of rain and drinkable ground water, we are always inundated with the empty bottles.
Karima from Lets Go 2 Morocco; who is a regular visitor, suggested that we use the bottles as building material along with any other recyclables from around the property. In November she started the first Bounou Bottle Wall Project with Daoud and Boudi with lots of suggestions and ideas for continuing the idea in other parts of the garden and grounds of the guesthouse.
We invite all our guests to contribute to the walls by filling their used bottles and adding them to the current project. We hope the idea will spark local and national interest and that other businesses will take up the idea as a way of dealing with the immense plastic bottle waste issue here in the tourism industry.
When properly filled and constructed, any manner of buildings can be built, perhaps even for schools and community projects as well as walls and seating areas. Glass bottles, old tiles and other items can be used for decoration too. Have a look in our gallery to see ongoing projects.
collecting up the bottles
the cat is not inclined to move
this wall needs fixing
Daoud and Nancy filling bottles
Said is helping too
Almost half way...
Karima and Daoud
Boudi and Karima....
adding a design
Boudi smoothing off...
One of our guests filling his used bottles
one of our guests adding his used bottles to the wall
Boudi concentrating on his task
Help filling the bottles comes from small people too
Some used tiles getting a new lease of life
Hicham working on the recycled tiled top surface
The First great Bounou wall is almost finished!!