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Building Houses From Crushed Cars & Bikes — Venezuela Moving Ahead With Interesting New Program

“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
Image from: Joe Shlabotnik

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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