Special concrete additive made in Costa Rica

Plastic waste as a valuable resource for the construction industry

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These Habitat for Humanity houses are providing low-cost housing for hundreds of local families. Copyright: CRDC


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Donald Thomson, founder and chairman of the Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration. Copyright: CRDC

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This Resin8™ aggregate is made from all types of mixed, often dirty, plastics waste and then used to modify concrete to improve its properties. Copyright: CRDC

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CRDC's process can accommodate all types of discarded plastics (#1-7), from industrial, municipal and environmental waste streams. Copyright: CRDC

AEPW gets behind the program

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The construction company Corporación Pedregal in Costa Rica has been making huge numbers of Resin8-modified concrete blocks. Copyright: CRDC

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The blocks made by Pedregal have been used to construct some 700 Habitat for Humanity homes in Costa Rica so far. Copyright: CRDC

Robert Grace (Editorial team K-MAG)

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