Chapel made from plastic bottles to rise in Laguna

What could be the country’s first chapel made of plastic bottles will rise in this town, in a continuing campaign to put discarded non-biodegradable plastic bottles to better use.

The bottles, filled with liquefied adobe, are said to be “quake-proof” and four times stronger than concrete hollow blocks.

Rizal Mayor Tony Aurelio, said he was thrilled that his town was chosen by the My Shelter Foundation, a group that has built plastic bottle schools, searches for a site of what could be the country’s or Asia’s first plastic bottle chapel.

Mayor Aurelio said the municipal government and My Shelter plan to build a 250-square meter extension of the existing 20-square meter chapel located in the village of Tala where residents travel five kilometers on horses to reach the town proper.
Prior to this, My Shelter began the construction of an eight-classroom plastic bottle school in Brgy. San Jose in nearby San Pablo Ciy. (PIA-Laguna)