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Do you have a plastic waste problem? Build houses with them!

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It is estimated that with the amount of plastic waste produced, more than a billion houses can be built.

Plastic waste is a growing problem and little is being done to address the issue on a global scale.

This is the future of housing, says Othalo.

If your country got a huge plastic waste problem, then build affordable houses with them! This is what a company in Norway is doing.

But they are building the plastic waste houses in Africa, particularly with a project in the Sub-Saharan region.

Othalo says the challenge that comes with traditional construction is that it is neither economically efficient nor sustainable.

With a billion people already living in slums, the urgent need for low-cost housing is undeniable.

The UN predicts more than 360 million units of affordable housing will be needed by 2050, from its current number of 160 million units.

“This project looks at housing and community closely to analyse the best way to integrate local raw materials and the new technology, holistically.”

A typical 60 m2 Othalo house will recycle eight tons of plastic waste, and given the dire need for economical housing globally, the system amounts to a significant change in the overall state of the environment.

It is estimated that with the amount of plastic waste produced, more than a billion houses can be built.

The technology will extend its product line to making features like temperature controlled mobile storage units for food and medicine, refugee shelters, and larger modular buildings (schools, hospitals, etc.).

The manufacturing of all Othalo systems is planned to take place onsite, which will also create opportunities for livelihoods for the people living there, in the process.

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