New beaches are being made from old glass bottles, while egg shells morph into tiles for home.
Now an LA startup is using recycled plastic to create houses with up to 80㎡ of living space.
Polymers, 60% of which come from plastic bottles and food packaging, are processed to form a mass which is 3D-printed into a simple shape.
This base structure is wired, insulated and equipped with windows. The individually designed tiny houses, studios or offices can be delivered within a week.
These futuristic units are said to be 30% cheaper than traditionally-built houses, and capable of withstanding storms and heavy snow. Available from early November.
Schools made from recycled plastic are already here.