2019-12-02

The floating island built from 700,000 plastic bottles

Floating island resort, Ivory Coast | French entrepreneur Eric Becker built a floating island resort near Cote d'Ivoire, out of 700,000 plastic bottles, and now you can stay there for the night for $ 100.  The island has a hotel, a karaoke bar, and two swimming pools. A floating island of 700,000 plastic bottles.

Floating island resort, Ivory Coast | The floating island built from 700,000 plastic bottles


Guests must pay $ 100 if they want to stay the night and $ 25 for a day trip that includes food. 

The facilities are supplied with solar-powered electricity and receive fresh water from the mainland, since the lagoon is very close to the capital of Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan. The island, which weighs 200 tons, also grows herbs and other plants.

Floating island resort, Ivory Coast | The floating island built from 700,000 plastic bottles

Becker wants to promote green tourism and hopes that his concept will inspire other entrepreneurs to do the same. The island is built in the form of a lagoon, because shallow water is more ideal for the concept than, for example, stormy seawater. The island attracts about 100 tourists a week, among which there are many environmentalists from abroad.


Floating island resort, Ivory Coast | The floating island built from 700,000 plastic bottles

Becker believes that the island should be improved, although the hotel is more environmentally friendly than ordinary hotels, guests pollute the environment.

For example, wastewater is regularly discharged into the lagoon, as elsewhere in Abidjan. Therefore, Becker is testing a technology that turns waste into compost for plants on the island.

The resort island also has two swimming pools for guests.

The island's innovations are of interest to people from all over the world who care about the environment.

Floating island resort, Ivory Coast | The floating island built from 700,000 plastic bottles

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