Conceptos Plasticos (Plastic Concepts)

Sustainability Problem:

This technology is addressing plastic waste pollution, by transforming used plastic into bricks. Plastic can take up to 500 years to biodegrade and 75% of plastic produced globally is in a landfill or not formally disposed of.

Technology:

  • The industrial process is called extrusion
  • Uses a multilayered plastics, mixtures of different plastics and rubber to make a quality construction material
  • The bricks are shaped into pieces that interlock with each other making the pieces connect like a puzzle.

Stakeholders:

  • Government
  • Waste Management Facilities
  • People without homes

How to deploy this technology:

  • Estimate cost of extrusion process
  • Estimate amount of plastic needed
  • Involve Waste Management Facilities

References:

Oscar Mendes The man who  provides decent housing for the homeless while reducing waste plastic.

 

 

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One thought on “Conceptos Plasticos (Plastic Concepts)

  1. This is great! The amount of plastic that gets left in our landfills and in the oceans is atrocious. We definitely need to find ways to reuse this material so that it doesn’t damage our environment. With a global population growing, and an increasing need for housing, this seems like a wonderful solution. I would also suggest engaging cities to really drive the implementation and use of this building material as cities continue to grow and develop. Great find!

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