Turning bottles into schools

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Turning bottles into schools

Ex-Durangoan helps create valuable learning space from trash in Guatemala
“Eco-bricks” are bottles stuffed with inorganic trash – chip bags, candy wrappers and scraps of plastic – for added insulation. They’re used in building schools, as these kids are helping to do at Santa Rosa San Martin Jilotepeque, Guatemala.
A student helps out by stuffing inorganic trash into a plastic bottle at Sepalau Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.
Joshua Talmon, secretary/treasurer of Hug-It-Forward, doesn’t just sit at a desk. Here the Fort Lewis College graduate places bottles, or “eco-brick,” in a wall at a school in El Molino San Martin Jilotepeque, Guatemala.

Turning bottles into schools

“Eco-bricks” are bottles stuffed with inorganic trash – chip bags, candy wrappers and scraps of plastic – for added insulation. They’re used in building schools, as these kids are helping to do at Santa Rosa San Martin Jilotepeque, Guatemala.
A student helps out by stuffing inorganic trash into a plastic bottle at Sepalau Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.
Joshua Talmon, secretary/treasurer of Hug-It-Forward, doesn’t just sit at a desk. Here the Fort Lewis College graduate places bottles, or “eco-brick,” in a wall at a school in El Molino San Martin Jilotepeque, Guatemala.
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