Welsh company unveils modular homes made out of recycled plastic

The down side? TPR homes only have a lifespan of about 80 years and, being made from plastic, there could be health side effects, though the company claims that their product doesn't leech harmful elements.

Information via Inhabitat.

Welsh housing company Affresol has developed a material to build their modular homes that's cheap, readily available and doesn't involve chopping down tons of trees - from recycled plastic.

The Swansea, Wales-based company has developed Thermo Poly Rock, a waterproof, fire-retardant and rot-proof material from recycled plastic mixed with resin that pours like concrete (and is stronger than it). Affresol reports that each TPR saves 18 tons of waste from landfills and saves five or more trees from being turned into plywood.

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