Nev Hyman: Shelter From The Storm

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Nev Hyman: Shelter From The Storm

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This wk's @SeaChangeRadio - Surfboard shaper and recycled housing entrepreneur Nev Hyman http://www.cchange.net/2016/06/21/nev/

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 9:00am

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Many people living in Pacific nations, like Vanuatu, Indonesia, and the Philippines, struggle to find adequate shelter, a challenge compounded by the elevated risk of structure-destroying cyclones. Meanwhile, miles off their coasts, plastic waste floats in the ocean, contaminating the marine food chain and threatening the world's largest ecosystem.

Our guest this week is Nev Hyman, an avid surfer who saw these two seemingly unrelated problems and devised a solution. His company, Nev House, uses recycled plastic to build low-cost, fire- and cyclone-resistant, solar- and water sanitation-equipped houses for people living in developing nations. He tells us about how Nev House partners with charities to actualize their business model, how he feels the emergency shelter system should be streamlined, and how this small company will upcycle 3 million tons of plastic waste over the next four years.

Keywords: Environment | Green Infrastructure | Innovation & Technology | Nev House | Nev Hyman | cyclone-resistant housing | plastic waste | sea change radio | upcycle

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