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In Argentina, Plastic Waste Becomes Home Sweet Home

In the past we've seen some inventive minds find ways to repurpose plastic waste, including everything from a plastic quilt to an elaborate...


In the past we've seen some inventive minds find ways to repurpose plastic waste, including everything from a plastic quilt to an elaborate plastic ship. Taking the reduce, reuse, recycle mantra to a whole new level, a family in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina found yet another purpose for trash: They took their plastic waste and built themselves a house. Treehugger reports:
The house is an initiative of Alfredo Santa Cruz and his family, who did it as a personal project to show the enormous value of materials we throw everyday. "Domestic waste can be transformed into useful stuff. We developed our own technique, which allows people to build a house that's perfectly functional at a very low cost and with their own hands. This is not just a project, but a reality," says Alfredo Santa Cruz.
The sheer creativity and complexity of the construction is impressive, as is the family's dedication to spread awareness about reducing plastic waste. Head over to Treehugger for some incredible photos of the house made entirely of plastic and learn more about the Cruz's ongoing project.
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