In 2010, inventor Harvey Lacey was inspired from a desire to ease three difficult issues facing many resource poor settings: inadequate housing, plastic pollution, and a lack of wage earning opportunities, particularly for women. The result came in a dream and Ubuntublox was born. While the vision continues to change and be refined for greater impact, these ideals are still and always will be at the heart of Ubuntublox.
By using unwanted plastic trash as the composite material, the Ubuntublox building process not only removes plastic waste from the environment, it adds value to it, creating the potential for consistent, wage earning jobs. The low weight, highly resilient building material is excellent for construction (to find out more about the material – check out the Technology tab).