Monday, 13 December 2010

Converting Plastic Into Sustainable Bricks

Inventor Peter Lewis has developed a machine called Byfusion, which can turn anything from drink bottles to meat packaging into blocks. Waste plastic is transformed into bricks that can potentially be used for building garden retaining walls, landscaping walls and shelters for hurricane and tsunami struck areas in the Pacific Islands. 

His 8-year-old prototype at the Green Island landfill requires 10kg of plastic to form a one brick. The production version of the Byfusion machine will be capable of producing 250 blocks daily and has already generated interest from prospective national and international buyers.

Via: Otago Daily Time

1 Comment:

Sharkbytes said...

Pretty awesome- I hope it catches on somewhere.

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