Affordable Housing Built in Days with Recycled Plastic Bricks

Affordable Housing Built in Days with Recycled Plastic Bricks:

Conceptos Plásticos is a Colombian construction company that builds homes, shelters, classrooms, and community spaces out bricks and pillars made entirely from recycled plastic, rubber, and electronic waste. The company was founded by Oscar Mendez, an architect, and Fernando Llano, who had previously researched the reuse of plastics as building materials to create “ecoblocks.”  This business venture intends to address three major issues: affordable housing, jobs for vulnerable communities, and reuse of materials that would otherwise end up in landfills.

H/t reader squodgy:

“Doesn’t plastic burn well?

See Grenfell Towers.”

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