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Rubbish bin inspires Taiwan's plastic bottle building

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A building made from recycled plastic PET bottles has been built in the Taiwanese capital, Taipei.

The country is famous for having a large number of convenience stores, but the population's love of fast-food has resulted in residents consuming a vast amount of bottled beverages - up to 4.6 billion a year.

The inspiration for the building came from the amount of them found in rubbish bins, according to developer Arthur Huang, of the Miniwiz Sustainable Energy Development Company.

Cindy Sui reports from Taipei.

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