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Plastic bottles light up lives
CNN.com — A new twist on recycling is transforming Manila's slums.
Rather than seen as trash, plastic bottles are now being viewed as a cheap and sustainable way to light homes.
Shanty town homes in Manila are often built so close to each other that they have no windows or natural light. With electricity unaffordable or unavailable for many slum-inhabitants, many families often have to work, do chores, and eat in near darkness.
Now a simple innovation called the "Solar Bottle Bulb" is popping out of roofs and illuminating the lives of many. » read more