Save Plastics Beach house
The Save Plastics Beach house shows in an interactive way how cities can deal with low-quality plastic waste, which now often disappears into nature in the form of incineration or as plastic soup. Building with your own waste not only ensures a cleaner living environment, but also reduces the import of traditional building materials, such as cement and tropical hardwood. This supports the Growing Green Cities theme. The Save – tasta block was developed in collaboration with former engineer C. Tadema, with which the Plastic Beach House was built. They are large Lego blocks that are loosely stacked on top of each other, made from Almeer’s plastic. An exhibition can be seen in the house, with varying themes.
All facilities around the house are made out of waste plastics, such as the lamppost, decking and lounge chairs. Hey, what’s floating in the water over there? and what about plastic on the beach? Almost 10.000 kg of waste plastics have been used around the Save Plastic Beach house. Do you think it’s sturdy? And is it safe? Or why don’t we just make it out of wood? The Save Plastics Beach House tells a circular story through QR codes. Come and look at the exhibition through the windows of the house, sit down on the lounge chairs and experience the possibilities of waste plastic in the city of the future.
7.482 kg plastic waste
A total of 7,482 kg of plastic waste has been processed in the 20m² prototype save-taste house. This is equivalent to approximately 5 million sandwich bags. And by choosing to recycle waste plastic instead of incinerating it, 7,419 kg of CO2 emissions are saved. That is the same as driving 62,352 km in a passenger car.
The Plastic Beach House is part of the international Transform-CE project. This European Interreg NWE project aims to recycle plastic at a high-quality level, so that it retains its value and ends up in a cycle of reuse. The three-year project is led by Manchester Metropolitan University and is supported by the Interreg North West Europe program as part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
experience a sustainable clean Almere
Save Plastics has built this Plastic Beach House together with City Cleaning and the Upcycle Center of Almere. More than 7400 kg of Almeer plastic waste has been processed in the house. This not only saves a lot of CO2, but the plastic is also reused as a raw material and no alternative building materials were needed. In this way we proudly show that we are working hard to make Almere a growing green city. Wouldn’t it be nice to live in a plastic house, made of waste, on a tidy beach? A clean and sustainable Almere, we create that together.
living on boho beach
The interior design of the Plastic Beach House comes from Studio M74. The Plastic Beach House shows a solution to the plastic problem. We, residents of the urban living environment, are the problem, but also the solution. You can see how we deal with plastic on the beaches of Indonesia, for example. The concept for the pavilion is Boho Beach. Colorful, just like a lot of plastic, just like the places where our plastic ends up. Boho Beach shows a place where the world is beautiful, sustainable, in balance, even with plastic. Studio M74 helps entrepreneurs better communicate their sustainability through interior design, among other things.
building with plastic
The Plastic Beach House is made of plastic that is difficult to recycle. This low-quality plastic waste disappears in large quantities in nature. Together with former engineer Cees Tadema, a plastic building block has been developed that you can stack yourself. This house was built in 1 day. Save Plastics has been working for years to make plastic waste safe for housing. There is a lot of plastic waste, but it is also indestructible and environmentally friendly because you can often recycle it again. Save Plastics saves the waste from the incinerator by giving it a new destination, for example a solution for the housing shortage. With this, they show that building with plastic waste not only ensures a cleaner living environment, but that it also makes us less dependent on the import of traditional building materials such as cement and tropical hardwood, of which there are currently many shortages. In this way, Save Plastics contributes to a growing green city with all partners.
Plastic waste is a global problem. In general, worlds are formed, rivers and our oceans are polluted by plastic waste. In the oceans, the plastic is propelled together in five gyres. A gyre is an annular sea current at the surface of the earth, in which the floating plastic is driven by each other. In recent years, a lot of attention has been paid to this problem and various actions have been started to combat plastic pollution. To draw attention to this problem, you can also see a gyre here on a small scale, worldwide the plastic soup is larger in terms of surface area than France and Spain combined. For more information, visit Rotary’s Association End Plastic Soup website.
circular products out of plastic waste
Save Plastics has been working on cleaning plastic waste since the 1980s. They do this by recycling the low-quality plastic and turning it into useful products. The products that Save Plastics offer are suitable for outdoor use. In total, more than 10,000 kilos of recycled plastic can be found on this lot. This can be found in the house, the decking, the lounge chairs, the lamppost and more. Are you curious about what can be made of plastic? Visit our solutions and read our environmental impact and discover the benefits of recycled plastic.
This project is part of the international Transform-CE project. This European Interreg NWE project aims to recycle plastic at a high-quality level, so that it retains its value and ends up in a cycle of reuse. The three-year project is led by Manchester Metropolitan University and is supported by the Interreg North West Europe program as part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).