Green Earth

From Daily Times:


Headed by Zafar Bhatti ñ son of war hero Maj Aziz Bhatti Shaheed (Nishaan-e-Haider) ñ ëGreen Earthí has manufactured environmentally-friendly mobile houses made of recycled plastic and Tetra Pak cartons. 16 gauge rustproof steel pipes support the houses, which measure 12 x 12 feet and are shaped like huts. The 8mm-thick outer layer of the houses are made of high density polythene, laminated with cloth and spray painted for extra protection. A one-inch glass-wool insulation layer has been placed between the inner and the outer sheets to fireproof the structure. The inner walls have alos been painted with fire retardant and water resistant paint.

The houses are water, wind and snow proof. A single unit weighs approximately 1500 kg and can last for five to ten years. The houses, according to Bhatti, are hygienic and easy to clean. Each house has a 3 x 6.5 ft door and 2 windows (with fly proof wire mesh) at the front and one ventilator (with fly proof wire mesh) at the back for cross ventilation. They have a sloping roof and are aesthetically pleasing, while being practical and weather resistant. One such house can accommodate five people, he said.

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1 Comment so far

  1. GHoST (unregistered) on November 11th, 2005 @ 5:58 pm

    I wonder if the house may be of any health risk for the inmates?

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