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House Made From 612,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles Is Also Hurricane-Proof

A Canadian company called JD Composites has built a home that is resistant to hurricane-strength winds. It is said that the house can withstand winds with gusts of over 300 miles per hour. A working prototype of the building is located near the Meteghan River in Nova Scotia.  The house looks surprisingly normal, but its structure is far different than any other building in the neighborhood. Much of the interior of the house is made from lumber and drywall, just like most other houses on the market, but there is a strong reinforced structure that surrounds the house, making it far more durable. The reinforced structure consists of 5.9-inch thick panels, which were made from roughly 612,000 plastic bottles. To create the structure, the recycled bottles were shredded, melted and then injected with a gas to create a plastic foam that is much more resilient than traditional building materials.  Read more....



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