As our plastic use keeps on increasing, the world's seas and rivers are ending up progressively contaminated, with crushing environmental consequences.
It's evaluated that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish on the planet's seas, on the off chance that we don't change our utilization and disposal of it. Lessening our plastic utilization is as fundamental as reusing. What's more, since plastic reusing as a rule delivers a lower grade product, innovative approaches to make upcycled, practical items is fundamental in minimizing contamination.
Also, one ingenious Ecuadorian organization is doing precisely that. Concentrated on Tetrapak milk and juice paskages, Ecuaplastic has been a pioneer in reusing in Ecuador since 2008, changing Tetrapak waste into low carbon impact items from furniture and purses to rooftop covers, wood planks, doors and bricks.
Indeed, Ecuaplastic built its 90-square-meter office from upcycled plastic blocks. Produced from a reused plastic and aluminum mixture known as Ecopak, the workplace was worked in only a month and used what could be compared to 310,000 one-liter milk and juice boxes.
With Ecuaplastic concentrated on upcycling the plastic and aluminum components of milk and juice containers, the organization has cooperate with Quito-based Incasa. The latter separates the cardboard from the polyaluminum and reuses it into stationary items.
Ecuaplastic's commitment to its item reached new heights with the world's absolute first home assembled exclusively from reused milk and juice boxes. The home diverted 1.2 million milk boxes from landfill and displayed a progressive better approach for structure. The house is earthquake proof, resistant to inclement weather and harsh climates, offers astounding sound and warmth protection, eliminates building time and costs, and is environmentally-friendly.
Not exclusively does the Pichincha-based organization divert around 30 tons of waste from landfills consistently, it likewise creates cost-effective housing choices that offer comfortable living with a fundamentally lower natural effect than conventional physical homes. An Ecopak door that imitates marble uses up around 69 kg of plastic and aluminum, and Ecopak floor boards come in at an expense of just $10 per square meter.
Ecuaplastic group gets the Ecuadorian Environmental "Green Dot" Award from the Ministry of Environment December 2016
The energetic organization reuses more Tetrapak boxes than Ecuador as of now sources from particular rubbish collection. Subsequently, Ecuaplastic imports about 20% of its materials from neighboring nations, in spite of the fact that the group attempts to source as as close to home as possible in a continuous effort to limit their carbon footprint.
Ecuaplastic additionally gives in excess of 30 full-time jobs in the area and is hoping to extend, as Swiss bundling monster Tetrapak plans to reuse 40% of waste created by its items in Ecuador by 2020.