3c Eco-house

2 adopters

About the project

The 3C Eco-house is a project that is changing the game of sustainable building materials and access to housing, while employing women and young people from underserved communities in the process.

Developed by 3C Construcciones, an Argentinian social enterprise, it allows to turn any plastic waste into eco-blocks (3C-Blocks) for building beautiful, sustainable, full functioning houses. 3C’s method doesn’t require any water or electricity, and it’s suitable for unskilled labourers.

3C Eco-house is a project that provides affordable, high-quality building solutions, generating a social, economic, and environmental impact. The process, machinery, and technology have all been tested and certified to comply with quality construction requirements.

This Toolkit includes the manuals and audiovisual materials to:

    • Build the machinery needed to assemble the 3C housing block
    • Produce the 3C blocks with recycled plastic waste (such as bag, plastic films and packaging)
    • Build an eco-house with the 3C process and technology.
  • DISCOVER THE BLUEPRINT
  • PLAN IT
  • ACTION
  • TRACK & IMPROVE IMPACT
  • AMPLIFY
  • LIBRARY & USEFUL MATERIAL

About the Originator

3C Construcciones 3C Construcciones

3C is a "Type B" social enterprise based in Córdoba (Argentina). It is led by entrepreneurs from Agua de Oro - a nearby town - and the Quinua Arquitectura studio. This social enterprise has developed an industrial process to reuse plastic waste and convert them into eco-blocks for building construction. The 3C’s process doesn’t require any water or electricity, and it’s suitable for unskilled labourers. Such 3C Blocks provide affordable high-quality building solutions, generating a social, economic and environmental impact. AWARDS: Among the various awards obtained locally, 3C was selected for the 2nd National PROESUS Contest "Sustainable Entrepreneurship 2018". This award is given by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina.
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