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Modular and Temporary Building using recycled plastic, by Orbitrary
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Nederlands (Dutch)

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Modular and Temporary Building using recycled plastic, by Orbitrary

The Challenge

We are currently spilling millions of tonnes of plastic into our environment, and the plastic recycling infrastructure we DO have in place for our collected plastic is not functioning, as only 10% of plastics collected actually go into new products. The rest is shipped of or burned. On the other hand, there is a continuous and large demand of (temporary) shelter, housing or other, easily assembled structures.

The Solution

Using recycled plastic to press plates which are designed in such a way that they can be puzzled into structures without the need of any glue. Those plates will be a sink for plastics, and also provide people with a powerful tool to build their own (temporary) structures. These can vary from simple sheds or walls, to shelter for refugees or the homeless to fully fledged shire-like houses. Creating a new, sustainable use for plastic, educate neighbouring residents and provide an accessible building tool.

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