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Interlocking bricks

made of recycled plastic

What is Unibrick

With its unique shape and innovative design, these bricks can be simply stacked together to make a variety of  designs. 

Our current bricks are made of 1.6 kilos of 100% recycled polypropylene plastic with dimensions of 200x100x133mm (LxBxH). In this way, each unibrick helps to save about 3-4 kilos in CO2 emissions, if the plastic was simply incinerated.

Using metal rods going through the holes provided in the bricks, they are firmly locked in place. Giving you the flexibility to make a variety of designs, without the use of any binding agent. Thus making them completely dismantlable and be reused to make other designs or extensions, just like giant blocks of 'Lego'.

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What We Do

Unibrick production

Through our specially developed process we produce the unibricks completely inhouse

R&D

We conduct tests on our bricks from fire, strength, VOC and UV tests, while also improving the production process. 

Building network

We connect waste to a new purpose, helping our clients to create value from plastic waste and help them to become circular and future proof

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Our Belief

Everyone deserves to live a prosperous life in balance with their community and the planet.


But, globally 1.5 billion people don’t have access to affordable housing and amongst these 1.5 billion, 1 billion people live in slums. By 2030 an estimated 2 billion people might be living in slums. Newly build houses remain vacant because people in cities like Mumbai can’t afford these houses. We need to build affordable houses, now.


But, the building industry contributes to an estimated 39% of all CO2 emissions and If we carry on using the earth’s resources in the current way, we’ll be needing three earths by 2050. We need a more sustainable way of building, now.


Also, our waste plastic problem is becoming a major ecological problem. Of all the plastic produced since the 1950s, almost 80% – which equals 5 billion tonnes – has either been landfilled or leaked into our environment. Only 9% has been recycled. We need solutions for plastic waste, now.


For people to live a prosperous life, the basic need of housing needs to be solved first. But, why not solve the housing problem, clean the environment and at the same time help build a sustainable community in which everyone involved benefits? With Unibrick people can build affordable houses from plastic waste.
 

Plastic that is locally harvested and recycled into affordable and easy to use bricks. 


Unibrick provides technology, tools, knowledge – and bricks too, for communities to build homes and develop their community in a sustainable way and from the bottom up. So everyone can live a prosperous life in balance with community and the planet.

Building self-trust, brick by brick

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1 billion

people today live in slums worldwide

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5 billion

Tonnes of plastic leaked into our environments so far

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39%

of all CO2 emissions today come from the building industry

Our Mission

We provide technology, service, knowledge – and bricks too,
to help communities build sustainable homes together.


Unibrick strives to be a platform that connects and empowers people to build and develop their community in a sustainable way and from the bottom up. By discarding the environment of plastic waste
and producing bricks of that waste in order to realize affordable housing for everyone.

Our Vision

A home for everyone.

 

Our definition of a home starts at the basic need of a roof over your head, the simplest form of living. But a home also means: a safe place for your family, privacy, a space to feel well. Living and being part of a community and build, develop and thrive together in balance with the planet.

Meet The Team

The founders Rushabh and Frans bring in a combination of complementary competences that
lead to the connection of plastic waste and building material. Form architectural solutions on an
urban level to the interactive level of product design, but the shared value is the belief that our
general approach as a society to the global challenges is too complex and rule out too many people making a “green living” something for the happy few, where we need everybody on board and use all of their experience and knowledge

Rushabh Chheda

Architect

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Frans Taminiau

Industrial Designer

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Roadmap to 1 million Affordable Homes by 2035

Socio-economic Impact

Unibrick helps low-income families in the developing countries to build their house by providing them affordable, easy to use and sustainable bricks and a financial system that makes the bricks even more affordable.

Unibrick helps local governments who want to strengthen their community to reduce the deficit in housing and necessary community buildings, to produce building materials locally, to increase local recycling of waste plastic and to create jobs

Unibrick helps development organizations who are fighting urban poverty by offering them a tangible and sustainable program to enable the urban poor to build houses and improve living standards.

Unibrick helps local ngo’s cleaning environments to grow, by creating more value from waste. Which enables the ngo’s to be of greater value to their community.

Unibrick helps construction companies to attract a wider audience and sales market by enabling them to build faster, more affordable and more sustainable.

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