This Startup is Turning Plastic Waste into Low-Cost Housing

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jan 25, 2016
References: & treehugger
'EcoDomum' is a Mexican startup that is using waste materials to create upcycled plastic homes. As plastic waste continues to threaten the world's fragile eco-system, a number of companies are looking for innovative ways to reuse the harmful material. This company has found a unique way to turn the environmental crisis into a sustainable housing solution.

EcoDomum is an eco-friendly enterprise that is using plastic waste as a raw material for low-cost housing. Each house created is made up of one inch-thick plastic panels that measure eight feet long and four feet wide. About 80 of these panels are needed to create a home, which equates to about two tons of upcycled plastic. The homes are then rented to low-income families at a subsidized cost.

In places where poverty and plastic waste are in abundance, the recycled homes provide a sustainable housing solution.