BBC News – Swansea company builds homes from recycled plastic

“Affresol developed a new material called Thermo Poly Rock (TPR) from recycled plastics and minerals for use as a structural building product. The company claims a patented low energy cold process converts the plastics into a very strong structural element. (…) Affresol managing director Ian McPherson said TPR was stronger and lighter than concrete, waterproof, fire retardant, did not rot and had excellent insulation properties. The company estimated the life of the houses at more than 60 years and said the TPR elements were recyclable at the end of that period. “ Another article about this subject can be found at


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