Recyclable flat pack offers shelter from the storm

Recyclable flat pack offers shelter from the storm

Researchers at the University of Bath and plastics company Protomax have developed a new type of flat pack storm shelter made from recycled waste plastic. Known as Storm Board, the system could provide protection for people whose homes have been destroyed by natural disasters such as the recent hurricanes that hit parts of the US and the Caribbean. Each shelter measures 3.6 x 4.8 metres, and several units can be linked together to form larger structures. According to the researchers, the panels are made from a variety of waste plastics including those that pollute the oceans, and could even […]