This Norwegian start-up wants to build houses out of 100% recycled plastic

-One billion homes could be created from the world’s plastic waste.

-The Othalo project will create demonstrator homes for Kenya, Cameroon and Senegal.

-160 million affordable homes are needed in sub-Saharan Africa alone.

Using one of the world’s problems to solve another is the philosophy behind a Norwegian start-up’s mission to develop affordable housing from 100% recycled plastic.

Since 1950, more than nine billion tonnes of plastic have been produced globally, of which only 9% is recycled, according to building tech company Othalo, while almost a billion people live in slums.

It has partnered with UN-Habitat – the United Nations programme for human settlements and sustainable urban development – to create components to build three demonstration homes to help tackle Africa’s housing shortage.

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