Mumbai firm uses PPE kits to make eco-friendly bricks
Binish Desai has been manufacturing eco-friendly bricks using the pandemicâ€™s non-biodegradable PPE suits and masks.
Binish Desai has
been manufacturing eco-friendly bricks using the pandemicâ€™s non-biodegradable
PPE suits and masks.
As per the data, the light grey bricks consist of 52% plastic waste,
40% waste from the paper mill, and the remaining 8% binder gum. According to
Desai, he has played with this chewing gum when he was a child and he knows how
well it can harden any substance.
His first brick was made with paper mill waste in Valsad and Suraj.
After the pandemic, he saw that there was a lot of non-biodegradable waste that
was generated from PPE kits and masks. So he came up with â€œBrick
2.0â€. This technology by Desai is now franchised to many other units in the
country that includes Khopli in Maharashtra, Bengaluru, and Raipur.
According to Stalin D, Environmentalist, NGO Vanashakti, the
government has asked everybody to wear masks but nobody knows what to do with
these masks. The masks are floating in the ocean and getting stuck in the
corals. As per the Central Pollution Control Board, an average of 132 tonnes of
Covid 19 biomedical waste is being produced in India daily. Considering the
toxic nature of biomedical waste, the government has come up with strict
guidelines for the collection and disposal of waste. The waste from homes and
companies falls under grey areas.
Source â€“ The Times of India
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