Aug 10, 2016 . This house might look like it's made from bricks and mortar, but it's actually made from plastic. And not just any plastic - waste plastic that's hard to recycle. Conceptos Plásticos is a slightly simple name for a small start-up that's hoping to achieve so much. The Colombian business transforms plastic and..
May 8, 2017 . In fact, its iconic 2 bedroom/1 bathroom house can be constructed in just five days with a team of four workers. Ordinary-looking at first glance, the 430 square foot structure is made from recycled plastic bricks that snap together like Legos. It cost only 20,000 pesos ($6,800) to make and is able to resist..
Aug 18, 2016 . A company in Colombia is tackling plastic waste issues and affordable housing with a single ingenious solution: interlocking LEGO-like bricks that can be used to build houses for a few thousand dollars per structure. Walls are formed using a slim slotted brick then framed using a thicker module used for..
Jul 21, 2016 . In Bogota, 700 tons of plastic is discarded daily, with only 100 tons of that recycled. But that's all beginning to change, thanks to the work of architect Oscar Mendez. His company, Conceptos Plásticos transforms plastic and rubber waste into a construction material, and uses it to build houses for those who..
Feb 24, 2010 . For the latest use of recycled plastic is building family homes. And the price? All yours, complete with bathroom, kitchen and plumbing, for £42,000 - although you will have to provide your own land. A pioneering company is building three-bedroom houses with frameworks made entirely of recycled waste..
Aug 1, 2016 . New Zealand-based inventor and engineer Peter Lewis wanted to give used plastic a permanent purpose. / https://www.facebook.com/byfusi..
Innovations in building products made from plastics can help improve energy efficiency and drive down energy costs, in tiny and big houses. A key to energy efficiency is sealing the building envelope, the barrier between indoors and outdoors. Click the image to the right to see the Tiny House infographic. Download Tiny..
Jul 22, 2016 . With the building blocks, locals can build their own houses, emergency shelters, community halls, and classrooms. A home for one family will . Conceptos Plásticos puts an additive that makes the product fire-resistant, and since the blocks are made of plastic, they'll also resist earthquakes. The company..
May 6, 2011 . Plastic bottles are somewhat of a scourge, with 2.4 million tons of PET plastic discarded every year how can we prevent many of these bottles from littering the earth? Maybe more of us should be building plastic bottle houses, which are cheap to construct and surprisingly durable. These 14 plastic bottle..
Nov 28, 2016 . Ecological House: Constructed with 8,000 bottles with composting toilets and a solar water heating system. The green roof can weigh 30 tons when wet and has been supported by the walls without any extra reinforcement. It is the first house in the world made from PET bottles without using cement in the..
Jan 27, 2016 . Mexican startup EcoDomum is a dual threat in terms of Doing Things That Are Goodnot only has it constructed more than five hundred affordable houses in several cities around the country (and is working on contracts for several hundred more) is builds the houses using huge amounts of recycled plastic,..
Jun 11, 2016 . Colombian architect Oscar Mendez is building a house with blocks and cuboids made of discarded plastics. (Soundbite) Oscar Mendez, CEO Concepts Plastics. "We..
Mar 21, 2014 . Tearing down old things to make room for new things is an American tradition. It makes sense in some ways. After all, better building materials mean better buildings, right? Not if you like beautiful old buildings. There is, however, a compromise
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Sep 14, 2016 . The NASCAR Driver Who Made History. The Atlantic Selects . Robert Bezeau is the creator of Plastic Bottle Villagea community in Panama that reuses plastic bottles to build houses, roads, and more. Over the years, he's accrued more than a million bottles, and construction is well underway
Jul 21, 2015 . 7 Min Read. Think those plastic PET bottle houses are mainly made by environmentally conscious outcasts and eccentric nuts living near landfills outside society? Think again. The following facts may surprise you. Homes made from recycled plastic bottles, such as the typical round shaped Nigerian homes..
May 1, 2017 . . founded the company Conceptos Plásticos (Plastic Concepts) in 2011. The innovative local company managed to patent its system of bricks and pillars made of recycled plastic, which is then put together like Lego pieces in a construction system that lets you build houses up to two stories high in five days..
Oct 2, 2017 . Would you live in a house made of plastic bottles? For a long time, we have lived in a plastic world, where most products are being manufactured or packaged in plastic for convenience and cost-efficiency. Only relatively recently have we begun to acknowledge and take action against the devastating..
Dec 10, 2015 . A two-bedroom home with a bathroom, a kitchen, and a living room can be made from 14000 plastic bottles and mud. . An Ecotec house in Ecoparque El Zamorano, Honduras, was built with 8,000 bottles without using cement, and it supports a green roof that weighs up to 30 tons when wet. Ecotec..