Kuala Lumpur

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Recycled packages become sustainable building materials in the 2018 World Urban Forum Village​​​

Used beverage cartons take new life as polyAl boards and roofing sheets for innovative micro houses​​​

​​​Tetra Pak Malaysia recently helped organisers of the 2018 World Urban Forum. They created an exhibition of micro houses as an example of sustainable living.

The 9th session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in February. This forum draws urban regeneration experts from across the globe to discuss and share their experiences with sustainable urban development.

In collaboration with its recycling partner KPT RECYCLE, Tetra-Pak Malaysia donated polyAl panel boards and roofing tiles made from recycled-beverage-cartons. They were used to build the concept micro houses in the World Urban Forum Village. One of the objectives of Urban Village was to showcase innovations and ideas that can be translated to real solutions. This objective is for rapidly developing cities.

At 250-square-feet in size, the two-story micro house prototype included different portions. Prototype include a large porch, living​ space, a pantry, a bathroom and even a second floor bedroom. Many of the spaces can be enlarged according to the homeowner's needs, thanks to folding wall partitions. And because the roofing-sheets and panel walls are made from polyAl-boards, the concept is also an example of sustainable living.

During the Forum which ran from 7-13 February, Tetra Pak Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines Environment Director, Terrynz Tan. He also gave a talk entitled 'Innovating Recycling - Giving New Life to Used Beverage Cartons'.  She shared how we are committed to working with partners to improve recycling infrastructure. Finding innovative uses for recycled cartons and educating consumers on the value of recycling. ​ ​

Media Contact​​

​​Tetra Pak
Felicia Goh
Communications Manager
Tetra Pak Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines
+60122126160
Felicia.Goh@tetrapak.com

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