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Is Plastic the Next Trend in Green Building?

Posted by: GreenCE Sustainable Design and Construction // Sustainable Content Creator at GreenCE

In The Three Little Pigs, three houses are built: one made of straw; one made of sticks; and then as we all know, the victor against the wolf, one made of bricks. Recently, while reading an article about the Dutch non-profit, The Ocean Cleanup, and subsequent articles about what to do with all the plastic it collects, I wondered how a house made of plastic would’ve fared against that wolf? According to their website, The Ocean Cleanup plans to “investigate how we can reuse the material once it is back on shore. Initial work on ocean plastic recycling shows our material can be turned into high quality products.

Imagine your next phone, chair, car bumper or sunglasses could be made from plastic retrieved from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” Ideally, we would be able to eliminate the ocean being used as a garbage dump at all, as well as eliminate plastic all together. In the meantime,

The Ocean Cleanups innovativeness and effort are well-intentioned and hopefully successful.  Finding alternative uses for plastic is one of my favorite sustainable projects I’ve researched, apart from ways to stop using plastic. But as I read more and more, my list of questions grew, and answers don’t seem readily available. Read the full post here:



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