Ecohub (Pty) Ltd
A new way of construction, combining recycling and architecture
Established in 2017, Ecohub (Pty) Ltd is a startup that uses one problem (plastic waste) as a solution to solving another problem (homelessness). The company provides eco-friendly affordable housing that also empowers the low-income community through a recycling incentive rewards programme.
The eco-bricks are non-load bearing, flat-packed, strong, fire resistant and versatile. The eco-bricks interlock with no need for adhesives and stack up braced with structural framing to give structural stability and definition. Therefore, the eco houses are easily assembled on site in 1-5 days.
Botswana Innovation Hub has provided funding for the launch of the enterprise. It has incubated, mentored and guided Ecohub until commercialisation.
Gaborone City Council will assist with plastic waste collection, waste management strategies and implementation as well identifying registered destitutes living in shacks