Mendez builds homes using Discarded Plastic
Colombian architect Oscar Mendez is building homes for the homeless, using discarded plastic.
We give credits to the guy who came up with this invention. He is helping so many people and families.
Let’s ensure this solution spreads all around the world. Not just for homeless, he can sell it for sheds, storage, parking garage etc… Great idea!!!
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Plastics and rubbers
“We are creating economic value from plastics that have no market. They are contaminated plastics, but now with a market after being recycled.”
The idea came from musician Fernando Llanos and was later adopted by architect Oscar Mendez, who through several years of research managed to develop bricks from processing all types of used plastics.
This is an initiative of triple impacts: economic impact, environmental impact and social impact. Now the invention has started to benefit thousands of homeless, who are having their own housed built mainly in suburbs with the special chunks.
The housing deficit in Latin America is tremendous. 40% percent of people in Africa, Asia and Latin America do not own a home. One in seven people in the world lives in extreme poverty. Then Mendez wanted to improve this situation by offering houses.
With wide use of the new building components, Colombia also expects to downsize contamination caused by thrown-away plastics.
Recycle and ReUse
“On the environmental side, only in Bogota 6,300 tons of waste is thrown into the landfill is (each year), of which approximately 12%, or 750 tons, are plastics. Only 100 tons are recycled. We are recycling more of them to build hundreds of houses (for displace people).”
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