A company in Colombia is tackling plastic waste issues and affordable housing with a single ingenious solution: interlocking LEGO-like bricks that can be used to build houses for a few thousand dollars per structure.
The company works with locals to source plastic and create all kinds of spaces, including emergency shelters, community, and educational buildings.
The upcycled plastic blocks are easy to use and require no construction experience.
“We want to develop new products that make better use of the thousands and thousands of tons of plastic that is discarded.”
“There will soon be more plastic in the sea than fish, so we need to do something big.” Recent projects using this novel material include a hostel for displaced victims of violence in the Colombian countryside.