This Simple Solution Could End Homelessness In America In ONE YEAR!
The dawn of inflation saw the American society plummet to the ground, almost a déjavu of what happened during the great depression after World War I. The inclusion of this country in recent conflicts has aggravated the situation to a point where the country had collected a trillion dollars in debt. This has affected the common man to such a point that the amount received through wages does not come on par with the price he has to pay to survive. With land, education and the prices of the basic needs for day to day life soaring day by day, the reality has put millions of people in a fix, not to forget the wide loss of employment the people faced during this period. This epidemic has engulfed the masses to such an extent that most are left empty handed and some without even a roof over their heads. Ironically America has five times the amount of empty houses than the number of homeless people. Now let us not get moral about it and question the greed of the society, rather, we shall see what best we can do to make sure this growing and everlasting disease, that has haunted the nation, is eradicated.
Let us talk numbers now. According to the surveys that were conducted by the homeless constitution of the American society, there are 3.5 million till date and the number ever increasing by the day, homeless. Out of which 35% are ones that bear children, 23% are war veterans that have fought valiantly for the nation only to have their nation turn their back on them in their dire need and lastly 23% who have significant mental disorders whose voice has fallen on deaf ears. The result of this has even affected the interpersonal relationships within families with 30% of these people facing domestic violence. In order for a person to own a standard two bedroom house it would require the individual to earn up to 15$ an hour, although sadly the average hourly wage only touches 8$ per hour. In a survey conducted between 2005- 2012, 183 Californians move to Texas for every 100 Texans who move to California. The reason? Housing prices.
The situation has forced the people to leave the very land they were born on for an alien land that suits their pocket. Now with giving you a clear picture on the dire situation the American people face every day of their life, it is only necessary that we show you a solution that could pull these millions of people out of their darkness.
This might put a smirk on your face but once we are done explaining to you our theory to solve this epidemic, I am sure we can convert that into a broad smile. Our solution is plastic bottles. Plastic bottles?? Yes, The United States uses 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill. So what do we do with this immense lump sum of plastic?? We build houses out of it. Plastic bottles filled with sand and mounted and molded together with mud or cement can enable us to build walls as strong as brick walls. The bottles on exposure to the sun will definitely disintegrate but to avoid this we just coat them with paint or plaster that will protect it. So how does one feel while residing inside plastic walls?? Pretty good in fact as even under the scorching heat of the summer the temperature inside the house will only touch 64 degrees Fahrenheit. Now if you are still not convinced, these crunchy numbers will surely get you where we intend you to be. Around 14,000 bottles are required to build a standard two bedroom house, in which the amount of bottles disposed a day by our population could enable us to build 9257 of these two bedroom houses today. Now multiply that into 365 days, it will give you a staggering 3.35 million houses in a year.
It is time we stop complaining about the excess amounts of plastic on our planet that is invariably leading to the reality of global warming. It’s time we use this resource to our best of abilities, and what better that sheltering over three million people instead of dumping them in to a landfill that affects the ecosystem. Not just the U.S.A can benefit from this process of reusing waste materials for sheltering but even the third world countries in Asia and Africa can adopt these measures to eradicate homelessness. Since the idea and concept seems apt for our current situation, it will be interesting to observe how the country, social services and NGO’S implement this technique to the beneficiary of millions.