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House built with plastic waste by Bamboo House, India


House built with plastic waste by Bamboo House, India
DESCRIPTION
PROBLEM
Plastic waste. In India, 70 percent of total plastic consumption is discarded as waste, around 5.6 million tonnes per annum.
SOLUTION
treated plastic as building material
turn waste into asset and leverage plastic natural properties of waterproof, fireproof and termite-proof
CHALLENGES
cost. cemented tiling may cost Rs 80 per foot vs. plastic flooring Rs 100 and even a contractor can hardly make a profit of 10-20% from the project
IMPACT
Treated plastic, which is waterproof, fireproof and termite-proof, can be used to build houses. In 2013, Prashant Lingam, owner of Bamboo House India, constructed a house in Uppal using plastic bottles, as a possible solution to India’s plastic problem. From houses, Prashant expanded his business to other infrastructure, including the recently-opened Dog Park in Hyderabad, where an entire pathway, shaped into a dog bone, has been laid with plastic.

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