We realise that whilst paying people for their plastic has many amazing benefits, such as incentivising the habit of recycling and helping people out of poverty, it requires a means to make this process sustainable. We need to generate an income to continue doing this.
This is where our Eco-Products come into play!
How We're Tackling the Situation
We turn all the plastic waste brought to us into bricks or pavers. This allows us to create items of value from waste!
This method presents a unique way to add value and create a circular sustainable economy, allowing us to be sustainable and keep paying people for their plastic in such quantities. Once the Eco-Products have been created, we can sell them to construction organisations to generate an income.
The plastic is collected via our network of Community Recycling Centres, then our team round-it up and bring it to the main site. This is where our factory team take over, adding value to waste by creating a variety of innovating products out of a mix of sand and plastic, after passing through an extruding process.
The Eco-Products we produce are certified as being both being stronger and lighter than their concrete counterparts.
The Advantages of Our Eco-Products
Our Eco-Products are stronger, lighter and cheaper than their concrete counterparts, as well as more environmentally-friendly. They can also be made from all types of plastic.
Specifically, their advantages can be demonstrated through the following statistics relating to one of our bricks:
Weight: 2.66 kg - this 1.36kg lighter than concrete
Crushing Load = 1381.3 - this is 756.9 times stronger than concrete
Ultimate Compressive Strength = 51.2 - this is 20.1 times stronger than concrete
Our business model enables us to undercut concrete in price and sell our product at 33% cheaper
Therefore not only do our Eco-Products allow us to add value to plastic waste, items that would normally have zero value, but also let us create something better than concrete.
Furthermore, as well as generating an income to allow us to keep giving people cash for their plastic, the income generated can also help us grow our collection network, help us to collect more plastic waste, create more jobs for the vulnerable, and host more Eco Clubs for Education!
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