Latest topics
» Eyes wide Open ~ King of The Castle and The Sleeping Dead! -Part 6- Do you really want to know what IT is?
Today at 10:23 am by PurpleSkyz

» The Perplexing Bob Lazar: An In-Depth Exploration
Today at 10:18 am by PurpleSkyz

» Steven Greer Petaluma Workshop Pt. 1&2
Today at 10:05 am by PurpleSkyz

» UFO News ~ UFO Captured Hovering Above The Clouds During Flight From Amsterdam to China plus MORE
Today at 12:49 am by PurpleSkyz

» Have You Ever Seen The Mysterious Petrified Waterfalls Of Oaxaca?
Today at 12:46 am by PurpleSkyz

» Project Camelot - MICHAEL HENRY DUNN: ASCENSION & THE 5G CRISIS
Today at 12:43 am by PurpleSkyz

» "Below 1%": The Monarch Butterfly Is Approaching Total and Irreversible Extinction
Today at 12:41 am by PurpleSkyz

» NIBIRU News ~ Why Is No One Talking About This.. !? plus MORE
Today at 12:32 am by PurpleSkyz

» Largest collection of breached data ever seen is found
Today at 12:27 am by PurpleSkyz

» 2019 predictions - According to Nostradamus
Today at 12:20 am by PurpleSkyz

» Earth’s 1st Artificial Meteor Shower ‘Sky Canvas’ Satellite
Today at 12:17 am by PurpleSkyz

» Scientists Find Three New Genes Linked to Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Today at 12:15 am by PurpleSkyz

» Linda Moulton Howe - Nick Redfern
Today at 12:13 am by PurpleSkyz

» Oregon to Become First State to Mandate Universal Home Visits of All Families with Newborn Children
Today at 12:11 am by PurpleSkyz

» Mystery Fireball and Light Over Water of Shetland Isles
Yesterday at 7:40 pm by PurpleSkyz

» #QAnon Drama Theater: QAnon CIA Phoenix Program Cheerleader
Yesterday at 7:38 pm by PurpleSkyz

» DARK JOURNALIST & JOSEPH FARRELL: SECRET SPACE PROGRAM - NASA NAZIS & JFK
Yesterday at 7:29 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Dave Schmidt ROCKS!! Will Barney luvs him!!
Yesterday at 5:30 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Douche bag Dave - MAD at Will Barney!! Scamtastic!
Yesterday at 3:51 pm by Carl Spackler

» Folks email the Meta1 Dave Schmidt scammers! They luv it!!
Yesterday at 3:14 pm by Carl Spackler

» The President and The Press [35-45][45-35]
Yesterday at 2:55 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» What This Park Ranger Tells These Volunteers is Astoundingly Stupid!
Yesterday at 2:54 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» Fukushima Nuclear News Jan 17th 2019 - Homeless Meltdown Workers Given Paper Suits is Criminal
Yesterday at 2:54 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» IT WASN'T RAINING RAIN WE HAVE OUTBREAKS !!!! #WEATHER WARFARE LIVE!! #ANALYSIS
Yesterday at 2:53 pm by Consciousness Of Economic

» This dog had given up on life ... then a miracle happened !
Yesterday at 2:47 pm by Consciousness Of Economic


CLICK THE SUBSCRIBE BUTTON BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER

A 2ND EMAIL COMPLETES THE ACTIVATION PROCESS




CLICK THE PURPLE BUTTON TO VIEW OUR LATEST POSTS




CURRENT MOON



CHARITY WATER PROJECT
100% OF DONATIONS GOES TO PROVIDING CLEAN WATER TO THOSE IN NEED


www.charitywater.org

1 in 10 people lack access to clean water. We’re on a mission to change that. Here’s how.



Private donors cover our operating costs so 100% of your donation will bring clean water to people in need.

www.charitywater.org




You are not connected. Please login or register

Out Of Mind » NEW EARTH AWARENESS » SUSTAINABLE FUTURE » Affordable Housing Built in Days with Recycled Plastic Bricks

Affordable Housing Built in Days with Recycled Plastic Bricks

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin


Affordable Housing Built in Days with Recycled Plastic Bricks
January 23, 2018
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.
The base material for these homes are gathered from local recyclers resulting in a reduction of water and energy consumption. By reusing plastics, the company is able to divert materials that otherwise would take 500 years to biodegrade from being dumped in landfills. This plastic is ground into a rough powder then melted and poured into a mold that creates stackable bricks or “ecoblocks” that can be put together in a Lego-like fashion to build walls, roofs, and decks that are insulated as well as earthquake- and fire-resistant. Simple assembly and disassembly make for homes that are easily relocated, making them useful for temporary housing of refugees, homeless people, or military personnel.
Conceptos Plásticos aims not only to mitigate plastic waste generation but also to reduce the housing deficit, which is currently around 45% across all Latin American countries. In just five days, a team of four people were able to build a two-bedroom and one-bathroom house for only $6,800 USD. Because houses are easy to piece together or dismantle members of the community can easily build them with simple instructions, creating local jobs as well as practical, affordable housing.
The company’s biggest accomplishment so far was a four-week construction project for people who had been displaced by armed conflict in Guapi, Colombia. The completed project provided housing for 42 families while recycling 200 tons of plastic. CP is a tremendous inspiration for other business endeavors that have the potential to address similar multifaceted global challenges.
Source: Nicolás Valencia, “This House was Built in 5 Days Using Recycled Plastic Bricks,” ArchDaily, May 01, 2017, https://www.archdaily.com/869926/this-house-was-buiilt-in-5-days-using-recycled-plastic-bricks.
Student Researcher: Taylar Wilhelmsen (San Francisco State University)
Faculty Evaluator: Kenn Burrows (San Francisco State University)

Thanks to: http://projectcensored.org



  

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum