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Plastic Waste Homes

ProAktive www.selfbuildinsure.co.uk PLASTIC WASTE HOMES 700 tons of plastic is discarded everyday in the Colombian capital of Bogotá, with just over 14% being recycled. This percentage is on the rise with one innovative company who have stepped in to transform plastic and rubber waste into construction materials. This aims to defeat 2 problems: A rise in the Booming populations in cities. number of waste landfills. The plastic waste process: 1. The company works closely with people who will benefit from housing, encouraging them to collect waste plastic and tyres. 2. The collected materials are cleaned before being ground into a rough powder. 3. The powder is then mixed, melted and extruded into various building shapes such as bricks, pillars and beams. 4. These construction materials can be assembled quickly. A 40 m² house can be built by 4 people in just 5 days. Materials recycled: Out of use Multilayer packaging Electronic waste tyres Alternative construction system: lit + l The interlocking structures makes them a good option for mobile shelters as they don't require adhesive to maintain strength and sturdiness. These shelters will not only offer residents durable shelter but their materials enable fireproof safety, earthquake resistance and minimal maintenance. Self build insurance If you're thinking about constructing your own self build home, always ensure you protect your investment with Self Build insurance. ProAktive Self Build developed the first UK Self Build insurance policy in 1984. ProAktive are the industry leaders, with specialists available to discuss your project build, and insurance requirements. ProAktive Doncaster: 01302 346 831 | Follow us O00 www.selfbuildinsure.co.uk

Plastic Waste Homes

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An infographic looking at how a company in Columbia are recycling plastic and rubber waste into renewable resources for building homes.

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