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Recycled Homes For a New Future

Recycled Homes For a New Future

This year’s East Coast Radio House and Garden Show, which takes place from 30 June to 9 July at the Durban Expo Centre, presents a forest of new recycled home innovations to refresh your space, inside and out, including a brand new move in the quest to go green.

African Green Revolution (AGR) presents the African Green Revolution House, a sophisticated new low-cost home made exclusively from recycled products. The one room structure is crafted from repurposed plastic, including 2ℓ plastic bottles for bricks and plastic bottle lids for flooring.

The house is the cornerstone of the AGR initiative, spearheaded by Michelle Markram from MSQ Interiors.

“We are focusing on providing sustainable homes to displaced families currently living in informal settlements,” said Markram. “ We’ve used solid waste to form the house’s key building structures. In this way we have the ability to repurpose tons of rubbish, thereby reducing the amount sent to landfills and environmental impact in general.”

With an integrated team of professional development consultants that include specialist town-planners, engineers, and environmental and legal consultants, AGR are providing stylish and sustainable living solutions.

While the focus is on waste reduction, communities will also be regenerated and sustainable practices implemented. The AGR House includes a repurposed wooden pallete roof top vegetable garden to become a long-term source of food for the resident family.

“Our goal is to both solve sustainable building issues and inspire new innovations,” said Markram. “The AGR House demonstrates the value and the wealth in waste, a profound new direction for society to move toward.”

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