31 Jul '15, 6pm

This home in rural Ghana was built from rammed earth and recycled plastic

After the mud walls were constructed, a natural sealant derived from cassava starch was applied to prevent water from degrading the home’s exterior surfaces. Much of the home’s internal structure was created by the use of recycled waste materials, a plentiful resource with little obvious use in rural Ghana. Thick plastic bags, used to transport clean water in the region, were refitted to build the home’s roof and windows. “It was especially rewarding to address this issue of waste plastic,” Webster says, “as rubbish collection is not practiced in the village and these water sachets are otherwise left in piles in the bush and around the village.”

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