New shelters aid refugees with recycled plastics
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As we have seen with this year's devastating hurricane season, there is a continuing need for new innovations in emergency shelters. We have recently seen yurts made from plastic cloth and lockers for the homeless, but these can be too expensive and complex for use in emergencies. Now, researchers at the University of Bath are working with plastic engineering specialist Protomax to design and test reusable shelters. The shelters's materials are from recycled waste plastic, called Storm Board, which is also suitable for reprocessing and reuse. The plastic construction allows the shelters to lie in storage for decades until needed.…
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