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Houses from Plastic Bottles??

Yes, a company in Nova Scotia is building Net Zero homes from recycles plastic bottles.


A CBC article in 2019 introduced JD Composites to the whole country. And on The Current October 18, 2023, Matt Galloway interviewed one of the creators.

Photo from JD Composites. https://jdcomposites.ca/


The company is using patented structural insulated panels (SIPs) to make a foam core material which are extremely strong, energy-efficient and cost-effective. The homes are resistant to mold, can withstand hurricanes, and can be assembled in 14 hours.


They can make 900 homes a year.

Listen to the interview and get inspired!


The Current with Matt Galloway - Oct. 18, 2023: Building homes out of plastic bottles


"The Canadian company JD Composites is building homes out of recycled plastic bottles — and tests show they’re sturdy enough to withstand hurricane-force winds. We hear how that model might help places where the changing climate is making weather more extreme."

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