Saturday, July 21, 2012

Lebanon’s Waste: Another Man’s Treasure

The first prefab house made from recycled plastic bags. (Photo: Cedar Environmental)

Published Monday, July 9, 2012
Landfills in Lebanon are close to overflowing and as the government’s plans for incinerators are met with protests from municipalities and environmentalists, a new solution to the growing problem is vital.
Beirut - Those passing Ain al-Mreisseh on Saturday, July 7, might have been surprised to notice a small house parked by the side of the road. Those who approached for further inspection will have marked upon the unusual multicolored and sometimes glittering marbled texture of the structure, aspects lent to it through its being built entirely of waste plastic, largely plastic bags and candy wrappers.
The house is made of Eco-Board, a material made from ... [Read More]

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