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Home Phones Make Houses

Thu 25 Feb, 2010 // Firstnumber Team

Each year in Britain, we're responsible for throwing away 100 million tonnes of rubbish into landfills up and down the country.

The sad fact is around 60% of our regular dustbin rubbish could easily be recycled.

Up until now, plastics in particular proved difficult to recycle especially when used to make TV sets, laptops and landline phones.

A Swansea-based firm called Affresol has come up with the perfect solution to Britain's plastic dilemma in the form of three bedroom detached homes.

In a nutshell, the construction firm takes 18 tonnes of plastic that would otherwise had a date with the landfill and creates eco-friendly, low carbon homes.

Melting down and fusing the recycled plastic to create a building material known as Thermo Poly Rock, the homes are fire, storm and waterproof and cost a mere £42,000.

Home phones can do more than just make cheap international calls

Thinking of throwing away your old landline phone? Well think again!

Your landline phone can do more than make cheap international calls; the plastic components could be melted down and made into an eco-home.

Think before you throw. Recycle instead.
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