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[GreenYes] Buildings & cisterns made with PET bottles & tire rims

Greenyesers might find interesting the experiments underway in
Central America - and soon Colombia as well - in constructing
cheap but attractive and durable homes, buildings, cisterns,
kiosks and bus stops with scrap PET soda bottles and end-of-life
vehicle tire rims, which I write about in my latest blog entry:

It's fascinating and innovative work to utilize wasted materials
in constructing facilities that benefit primarily poor and
marginal communities. The work was recently recognized by the
Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD)
with an environmental innovation award.

In an upcoming entry I'll be looking at Argentine efforts to used
recycled materials (paper, plastic) to build housing for the poor

Best Regards,



Keith E. Ripley

Temas Actuales LLC

e-mail: keith.ripley@no.address


<> El Equipo Verde

Author of the book "Solid Wastes and Recycling Policy in Latin
America & the Caribbean"


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