Las Vegas is now home to the world’s largest building made from recycled bottles called the Morrow Royal Pavillion. The 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility was created by LAs Vegas Entrepreneaur, Scott McCombs, and is made from more than 500,000 beer bottles that were collected from Las Vegas strip hotels and crushed into tiny glass bits. The crushed glass was then formed into a concrete composite material called GreenStone. The composite is then poured into moulds which resemble bricks and were used to build the entire structure and saved an estimated 400,000 cubic yards of landfill space – what an awesome way to turn trash into treasure! GreenStone can be moulded into any form – it was used within the building to make fireplace mantles, vessels, planters, flooring and more.
The building’s design is a replica of the Swarkestone Hall Pavillion in England (you’ll recognize it from the cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Hot Rocks” album).