New Delhi: At the Swaroopnagar colony in Hyderabad, a bus stop with a difference has come up. The ‘recycled bus stop’, made almost entirely of recycled plastic bottles and sheltered with green bamboo shoots, was conceptualised and constructed by Bamboo House India under their ‘Recycle India’ initiative.
Speaking to media, Prashant Lingam, founder of Bamboo House India, emphasised that only recycled plastic bottles were used to construct the bus stop, even though they typically cost more than new plastic bottles. Made of 1,000 recycled plastic bottles, bought from a scrap dealer, the shelter is 8-foot-high with a metal frame. The bus stop was built by a 20-member team in just 2-3 days.
The entire project cost only Rs. 15,000, with each recycled bottle costing Rs. 1.40. A proper bus stop, Mr Lingam estimates, would have cost anywhere between 2 to 3 lakh. Besides its unique look, another thing that sets this eco-friendly bus stop apart is that it can be dismantled easily.