Prefab Houses Made from Recycled Plastic
February 25, 2010
A Welsh company called Affresol is developing modular houses out of recycled plastic waste. Usual landfill suspects such as old tv sets, wiring cases and household products are the main components of Thermo Poly Rock (TPR), the new material they have developed in collaboration with the Carbon Trust, which they say is stronger and lighter than concrete, waterproof, fire retardant and highly insulated. An average house like the one seen above is said to take about 4 days to build at a cost of 40,000 pounds, lasting approximately 60 years and aiming to be 100% recyclable. Now they just have to make them a bit prettier. Watch a BBC video here and read more here.