This is an incredible igloo house made entirely out of plastic bottles. It was created by Jasmine Zimmerman, but not merely for the sake of art. Jasmine herself said “This year, Americans will drink more than 30 billion single-serving bottles of water. In the course of our busy lives this year, we will throw out more than two million tons of polyethylene terephthalate plastic bottles – an unintended byproduct of our everyday convenience.”
Jasmine’s igloo house made of plastic bottles was only on display from August 30 – September 1 at Seattle’s Music and Art Festival, Bumbershoot. Her main goal was to educate people on the unknown harm humans are contributing to our environment. Specifically, her three goals were:
1: to transform and repurpose an overlooked material that harms our planet and environment into one that will grow vegetation;
2: to build community through a social, educational collective exchange in the creative process.
3: to serve the communities of New York after the festival, traveling to various locations, bringing the garden to the people.
Looking at the picture, it seems like a great way to get her message across. I, myself, wonder how much money would come from recycling all those plastic bottles.