“We have (so far) sent 10,485 automobiles, 9,651 motorbikes and 539 bicycles to the national steel industry,” stated deputy justice minister Maria Martinez.
Building Houses From Crushed Cars & Bikes — Venezuela Moving Ahead With Interesting New Program
Credit: Joe Shlabotnik
May 19, 2014

Via Clean Technica:

Using crushed abandoned cars and bicycles as the raw materials from which new houses will be built — that’s the premise of an interesting new program from the Venezuelan government.

The program is intended to help deal with the steel shortages that have become prevalent in the country — allowing the government to continue its “Great Venezuelan Housing Mission.” The housing mission has been one of the government’s more successful recent policies — in 2012 more than 250,000 housing units of low-income families were refurbished. In 2013 that number dropped to around 150,000, partly because of re...

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