Sunday, October 14, 2012

Plastic waste into low cost housing!

 Low cost houses made with plastic waste in Mexico
 View of a room made out of recycled plastic that the company 'Kuadro' used to manufacture low-cost houses in Tlajomulco, Mexico. Mexican engineers from the western state of Jalisco use recyclable plastic waste to build green homes that are easy to transport, set up and are durable.

Some good news!  Here's a company in Mexico (Published on Oct 12, 2012 by building houses made of recycled waste plastic collected by trucks on their weekly rounds. The company, called Kuadro Ecological Solutions, says it is making the most of waste that would otherwise end up in landfills, while providing inexpensive housing at the same time.

And in the U.K.,  a company called Affresol  is doing the same - to view a video of their work with recycled plastics and housing, see:

"The Affresol house is a unique and effective way of building high quality homes using TPR™, which will offer a real and cost effective opportunity to the thousands of people who are currently unable to get onto the first rung of the “housing ladder”. The Affresol houses are specifically aimed at providing spacious, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom quality homes for lower income families."

And how about this house in Serbia, made from recycled plastics? Or the ones below?  Human ingenuity, how I love it!


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