Illac Diaz presented his "Liter of Light" bottle recycling program and his Recycled Bottle School projects in a presentation 10 April. Illac is a former student of the course and alumni of the SPURS program at MIT, and presented his work which built on his experiences while studying at MIT.
He is the founder of the MyShelter Foundation in Manila and champion of the "Liter of Light" program reusing plastic water bottles as a light source in slum shanties, as well as a construction system reusing plastic water bottles. He was cited as one of the "Young Global Leaders of 2008" by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Geneva, and continues his entrepreneurial work in the Philippines and around the world.
For more information: http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Illac_Diaz