The Mother of Invention – necessity turns refuse to reuse

by Mari Anixter

The Mother of Invention – necessity turns refuse to reuseFormer Peace Corps worker borrows an idea to transform plastic bottles and inorganic trash into classrooms. Discover how in rural Guatemala, communities are working together to collect trash and  bottles to use as building materials. “There are ships IN bottles. Now, there are schools OUT of bottles. In Grenados, Guatemala, kids are learning the 3 Rs – reading, writing and recycling. They’ve learned how to turn plastic bottles into walls for their schools.” Bruce Gellerman, host of National Public Radio’s Living On Earth program, spoke to Laura Kutner  about how necessity invited innovation to expand education and more…

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Mari AnixterMari Anixter is an Associate Editor for Innovation Excellence. She is a public sector communications professional living in New Mexico.

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