As the effects of climate change are felt across the world and with the construction industry is responsible for as much as 40 percent of man-made carbon emissions, both governments and individuals are beginning to take the task of building eco friendly houses much more seriously. Here are some contact details of recycled building materials you might want to use to build your Eco Friendly House as well as some useful links:
Compressed Earth Bricks / Blocks:
This block system converts waste soils and rubble from landfill into building products for all types of housing, with at least a third less carbon footprint than conventional materials, for more information go to www.rambrick.co.za or contact Tim Bettany on 079 599 5458 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Site location: Giba Gorge Business Park, Marianhill, Durban
Roof Tiles - Plastitrade:
After many years of research and equipment design, sustainable products have been developed. Through the blending of post consumer waste plastic with sand and applying heat and pressure, a range of viable products can be and are being manufactured.
These products include:
For more information go to the website http://plastitrade.co.za/ or contact them on 021 557 4502
Timber plastic furniture – EnviroTimbers & Ecowood
EnviroTimbers: sources and processes plastic waste and transforms the waste into useful plastic products. They are a KZN company that specializes in 100% recycled plastic furniture. They are located in Merrivale KwaZulu Natal.
Tel: 079 538 8622 or 071 193 2218
Green Plastics Design: Green Plastic Designs is a leading manufacturer of Recycled Plastic Wood Furniture since 2008. Our product range includes outdoor furniture, decking, children's playgrounds, dustbins and fencing.
Telephone: 031 902 4317
Ecology Plastics: Outdoor furniture and other products made in South Africa from 100% recycled plastic. Located in Durban, is equipped with the latest in production technology and more importantly has a compliment of staff dedicated to producing top-class products to meet our customers’ requirements.
Contact: Karen Maiden
Telephone: 031 569 4305
Pallet Furniture - Tonic:
For all your Pallet needs, from Industrial Pallets to Pallet Furniture, Shop fitting, Wendy houses etc Tonic is your one stop shop for all things Pallet.
Contact: 082 448 3130
Furniture and fashion accessories - Crushed Lemon and Innovative Waste Design:
Crushed Lemon and Innovative Waste Design are companies that promote environmental awareness through their employment of ‘upcycling’, a process of converting waste or unwanted material or products into materials or products that may be reused. The Durban-based companies use unwanted or old billboards, banners, truck tarps and commercial advertising banners to create a unique, robust and exciting range of accessories which can be sold to commercial and retail sectors of the country.
Contact: 076 231 3109
Innovative Waste Design:
Contact: 083 344 8207
Rubber Flooring System - EnviroBuild:
Approximately 160 000 tones of rubber tyres are discarded every year. Currently most of these go into landfill sites or simply burnt. This results in a very negative impact on the environment. Thanks to Van Dyck and EnviroBuild for turning this problem into innovative new products for re-use. Van Dyck – a trusted name in sustainable flooring solutions since 1948, now manufactures all EnviroBuild products. EnviroBuild products are 100% recyclable at the end of life.
Contact: 031 913 3818
Fencing - Lava Plastics:
Our laths are coated with a UV stabilsed pigment (PEC - Pigmented etch coating)and our posts are manufactured from a formulation of waste LDPE, HDPE and PP and pigmented dark brown.
Contact: 031 914 3871 or 082 741 3094