Spectacular houses made with recycled plastic. how to build yours

Recycling is that concept that is so familiar today, which allows us to collaborate with the environment and contribute to making our world a better place. If we recycled more we could give the planet and our future a break by reducing the terrible effects of global warming.

But what use do we give to the material generated after recycling?

As we know, the best recycling is the reduction of waste, which in the case of plastic and unlike paper, its use is increasing.

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is a type of transparent plastic that is used in containers with which many products can be obtained, from a simple bag to a lamp or a chair, for example. But if there is one that arouses great interest, it is that of the houses. A new way of building that has been installed in many parts of the world.

Recycled PET has been used as a construction material for low-cost houses for several years. The plastic is recycled using a patented process that allows it to be transformed into a compound that is stronger and lighter than concrete, waterproof, fire-retardant, rot-resistant and has excellent insulating properties.

There are two methods:

That of PET bottles as bricks; which is the simplest since the bottles are kept as they are and are filled with clay. Finally they are placed horizontally between the conventional metal or wood columns.
The clay keeps the interior temperature constant, around 23ºC, and they provide good insulation against humidity and noise.

They are homes that, due to their simplicity, are conducive to social projects.

Here is an example of it

The second method uses recycled resin to build sheets that are used in a modular fashion.
This method involves an industrial process so its cost is slightly higher, although its construction time is shorter.

Perhaps that is why this method is the most used by the many companies that have launched the construction of prefabricated modular homes with recycled plastic.

Recycling is definitely not a passing fad and much less new, we are becoming more and more socially aware of what it means, of how important it is for the environment and of the use that is given to those new products that emerge after the recycling.

Today, from an early age, they explain its importance to us in schools.

Before, it was unthinkable to have up to four different types of containers either at home or outside of it that allow us, almost unconsciously, to collaborate with the environment and mitigate the effects of climate change.

I think that therein lies its importance, and the rest are ingenious ideas that arise from the need to put the generated product to good use.

Who was going to tell us many years ago that a simple bottle of water would go a long way.


Source: Diario Ecologia by diarioecologia.com.

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