Plastic building blocks home construction is the father of the child, some bricks of plastic recycling are performed after pulverizing and compacting to adopt the form that can be seen in the images. Next, they are assembled forming the different parts of the house. It is the solution to a growing problem, up to 40 percent of the population in areas of Africa, Asia and Latin America is homeless. The cost of housing is calculated per kilo of processed plastic and not per square meter. A 40 square meter would cost about 4,500 euros.
In general, an average house needs around 1,300 bricks, all of them entirely made of plastic. According to its creators, plastic must go through a transformation process that includes grinding, bonding, casting and extrusion, in this order. Although its placement is simple, intermediate elements that make the beam function are required, as well as different finishing touches for the manufacture of the windows.
Therefore, many expenses are avoided, since only recycled plastic is used, lowering the final price. Although the manufacture of the bricks themselves is complex and expensive. The final balance, however, is really worthwhile economically and environmentally. Above all, in countries like Colombia, where this type of solution is needed with real urgency to help people who lack housing.