Making Bricks by Using Waste Plastic- A Bright Prospect of Reduction of Pollution
-Adnan Mahfuz Tazvir(class VIII – English version,
Motijheel Ideal school and college, Dhaka.)
Recently members of a Social welfare club of Palla road, Memari, West Bengal, India showed that they made bricks by using waste plastic instead of throwing them. They said the bricks were made by the mixture of plastic and sand, pouring it into a mold in high temperature.
Their claim is that if brick or tile can be made by using waste plastic, the pollution will be reduced. On the other hand, those products will be stronger than those produced generally.
Recently, the club had distributed 1 kg onion in exchange for 3 kg plastic in an agricultural fair held at Memari. In this way, they collected a huge amount of Plastic and kept it in sacks next to the club. The members were introduced to Raju Haldar of west Jamalpur, India who is a recent resident of Germany.
Raju Halder suggested that producing ‘foot tiles’, flower tubs, bricks is possible by using one time used plastic. He also showed a brick manufacturing process by using waste plastic on the club premises on last Sunday.
Mr. Raju claimed that waste plastic is being used in recycling or to make new products in the factory. Raju Haldar’s opinion is that if plastic bricks or tiles are made from waste plastic, it will reduce much of plastic pollution. And he also claimed that the bricks made by plastic will be stronger and earthquake resistant than the bricks made by clay soil.
Meanwhile, the Executive of the club, Sandipan Sarkar said,
“We have been taken many steps to make society plastic free for so long. Now, we will be enterprising how to get Govt. assistance in producing plastic bricks, tubs, foot tiles etc. by using used plastic and provide jobs for unemployed people”.
Source: Daily Anandabazar Newspaper, India.