• Deen Gabriel

Plastic brick company to produce eco-block invention in Cape Town

A green business that makes construction bricks from a combination of recycled plastic and limestone is coming to Cape Town.

The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC) can convert any plastic waste into sustainable building materials.

The CRDC has been testing its eco-blocks in Costa Rica for the past two years and planning to bring the product to South Africa - starting in the Mother City.

The CRDC's managing partner Deon Robbertze says a pilot plant will launch in Cape Town in the next three weeks. A full-scale factory is expected in the second half of next year.

Robbertze explains that shredded pellets of waste plastic, called EcoArena PRA, make cement products lighter and stronger.

He says the eco-blocks are turning a waste commodity into something of value.

So far, the product has been used by NPO Habitat for Humanity to create social housing in developing countries.


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