Sunday, June 2, 2024

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Amazing video shows Lego-like bricks that can withstand a bulldozer — and they're made from plastic trash

As the pollution caused by plastics continues to harm animal, human, and environmental health, countries are looking for resolutions now more than ever before. Fortunately, companies are finding creative ways to give plastics a new meaning.

On Instagram, engineering and technology content hub techlife_75 (@techlife_75) shared a video detailing how Canadian company Plaex repurposed plastic waste to make durable building bricks for homes.

Originally posted by TikTok creator Eagle Eye (@eagle_eye_world), the viral video explains what makes the bricks "practically indestructible," able to withstand the force of a bulldozer.

The video contains a voiceover narrating the process of constructing the bricks, sharing that Plaex ensures 90% of the brick material is made from plastic waste. This allows housing to be built for a growing population while decreasing waste sent to landfills.

The video highlights the simple design and shares that no tools are needed during assembly, as they connect like Lego bricks. Additionally, each brick weighs about five pounds and is more than three times sturdier than regular bricks.

"Whoever invented this brick is absolutely a genius," says the voiceover.

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Plastic pollution is an increasing issue in our daily lives, as production of the material is at an all-time high.

Sadly, around 79% of plastic waste is sent to landfills or the ocean, and around 8 million pieces of plastic reach oceans daily, turning into a hazard for marine life — as noted by the Condor Ferries company and Surfers Against Sewage. Less than 10% of plastic is recycled, according to various estimates.

When waste is sent to landfills, planet-warming gases like methane are released. Methane's ability to warm the Earth is up to 80 times stronger than carbon dioxide (though for a shorter time), affecting both our air and oceans. As the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration noted, plastics have also been found in our food supply in the form of microplastics, tiny pieces of plastic less than five millimeters (about 0.2 inches) long.

Scientists are still working to understand their impacts on our health, but they believe the chemicals in the particles are linked to a range of severe issues, including some cancers. Meanwhile, "nurdles" (plastic beads used in manufacturing) can harm fish and other ocean creatures.

"Manufacturers should consider both the recyclability of the material and the likelihood of it being littered when designing plastic items and packaging," Dr. Sarah Key, who conducted research at the University of Leicester, told the Guardian.

Thankfully, there are many plastic-free alternatives for everyday products, and a number of brands are ditching plastic packaging. As for Plaex, it's in good company. Sungai Watch and Gjenge Makers are among the innovators repurposing plastic into practical products.

"Where do I invest," commented one Instagram user of Plaex's innovative bri

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