Building a "Bottle Clinic"
In the Dominican Republic, we are building a network of clinics made of discarded plastic bottles. These “bottle clinics” are constructed jointly by local craftsmen, community members and Discover Corps travelers.
Bottle clinics are built using tried and tested post and beam construction. The foundations, columns, and beams are made from concrete or wood. What makes it different from traditional construction is that, instead of cinder-blocks, the walls are made using plastic bottles held together by chicken wire.