This bus stop at the Swaroopnagar colony in Hyderabad has a special quality – it is made entirely of recycled plastic bottles. Towards the back and top of the bus stop, there’s thick foliage of green bamboo shoots, which provides natural protection from the heat and sun and is also quite soothing to the eyes. This extraordinary bus stop was conceptualized and constructed by Bamboo House India, as part of their ‘Recycle India’ initiative. Prashant Lingam, founder of Bamboo House India said that the bus stop was made using only recycled plastic bottles that were purchased from a scrap dealer. He said that recycled plastic bottles were used even though they usually cost more than new plastic bottles.
The bus stop is made using 1000 recycled plastic bottles. It is 8-foot high and is supported by a metal frame. It was constructed by a 20-member team in 2-3 days. The bottles were purchased at Rs 1.40 per piece. The total cost of the project was only Rs 15,000, whereas the cost of a standard bus stop could be anywhere between 2.3 lakh. This unique bus stop is eco-friendly, a piece of art and people have already started using it.