Is plastic waste the building material of the future?
Plastic is one of the most used materials for consumer goods, packaging and as building material. The use of plastics in the building sector is greatly influenced by current megatrends: climate change, pollution, demography and urbanisation, need for resilience, health, as well as affordable housing and shelter with its regional implications.
Plastic waste poses severe threats to the environment and humans as it continues to increase in volume, causing harm to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
Could the use of plastic as a raw material for the production of construction material, especially for low-cost housing and shelters, give plastic waste a second life?