CENTRO EXPERIMENTAL DE LA VIVIENDA ECONOMICA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
New Building Materials Made With Recycled Polyethylene
GAGGINO ROSANA; ARGUELLO RICARDO; IRICO PATRICIA
CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS
Lugar: Oxford; Año: 2008
The search for new materials to manufacture building elements for economical housing is the aim of this paper. Low-density polyethylene (LDPE), recycled out of discarded soft drink packs, was used. These conveniently grounded packs were taken as arids to be mixed with Normal Portland cement. Recycling means lowering costs, making part of the environment contaminating waste useful and providing the unemployed and/or unqualified work force with jobs through uncomplicated technologies. Therefore, it has an economical as well as ecological, socially concerned proposal.