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Madagascar: Plastic waste transformed into bricks and tiles for construction

While illegal dumping of plastic waste are piling up around the city of Diego Suarez, Mamiharijaona Ramaroson, research professor of materials engineering at the University of the city and his assistant Patrick Zoravaka Andriambeloson have developed a revolutionary procedure of transformation of the plastic waste into bricks and tiles in construction and do not deteriorate.

The two inventors had the only goal of eliminating in the heart of the city of Diego Suarez and its region these tons of plastic waste polluting the local environment.

"We had the initiative to recycle plastic in doing research on the management of waste, especially bags. We said we need to make objects that last by recycling so that they are not thrown once again. We found a system that allows the plastic to replace the cement," says the researcher teacher.

Plastic waste collected are initially processed without toxic smoke and mixed with sand, Earth, the sound of rice and sawdust
for a kind of tar which will be repaid in a specified mussel then cooled.

The economic and ecological process ensures better than processing methods traditionally used until then, with "60 kg obtained with only 20 kg of used waste" according to its inventors.
For now, the latter refused to unveil any secret of manufacture to industrial groups preferring to work local thereof, as development indicated in the newspaper the Express of Madagascar.

Antso Rajaona

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