Hyd entrepreneur is making houses, bathrooms, parks out of treated plastic
In 2013, Prashant Lingam, owner of Bamboo House India, constructed a house in Uppal using plastic bottles, as a possible solution to India’s plastic problem. For someone who had mastered the trade of building and crafting utilities out of bamboo, plastic proved to be a different ball game. However, before long, Prashant realised that it was not practical to use plastic in its untreated form. He swiftly got a team on to research on the subject. Today, Prashant has built numerous houses across the country and even laid paver tiles in Hyderabad’s popular Dog Park, not out of cement and mortar but from tonnes of plastic waste and polybags.
Prashant Lingam started Bamboo House India more than a decade ago and has established himself as an entrepreneur, innovating sustainable forms of housing. In 2013, Prashant, who identifies himself as the ‘chief labourer’ at his company, began brainstorming for possible ways in which plastic waste can be reused.
Prashant’s plastic houses have busted several myths about the reuse of plastic. The entrepreneur says that houses made from plastic neither increase temperature nor is less durable than houses made of brick and cement.