Conceptos Plásticos in Colombia is making LEGO-like recycled plastic bricks for building homes.

Conceptos Plásticos in Colombia is making LEGO-like recycled plastic bricks for building homes.


Colombian company Conceptos Plásticos saw two pressing issues in the world and decided to tackle both with recycled building materials. One issue is the housing crisis, prevalent in Latin America where 80 percent of the population now resides in urban areas. The second is the overwhelming amount of plastic crowding landfills. To combat these issues, Conceptos Plásticos recycles plastic into LEGO-like building blocks that families can use to easily construct their own homes.

Conceptos Plásticos works with local communities to source plastic and rubber and train locals on the building process. With the building blocks, locals can build their own houses, emergency shelters, community halls, and classrooms. A home for one family will take four people five days to construct with the recycled building blocks – and there’s no construction experience necessary. The blocks fit together like LEGOs.

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LEGO-like recycled plastic bricks create sturdy homes for just $5,200 — 2 Comments

  1. If you take the plastic and make 1′ wide a 4′ long and make real Legolas blocks that snap together then you have a solution

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