Plastic Disclosure Project

Agua Costa Rica Turns Water Bottles into Roof Tiles

By Plastics News

- Published on May 15, 2015 by Jim Johnson

When Donald Thomson holds a bottle of Agua Costa Rica in his hands, he sees much more than a bottle of water.

The home builder, music school founder and businessman sees the potential to take what some consider to be an environmental liability — the plastic bottle — and turn it into an asset that can change quality of life for people down the street and around the world.

Thomson, president of a company called Center for Regenerative Design & Collaboration, is rolling out a roof building system that relies on recycled Agua Costa Rica brand water bottles he developed.

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