Jagruth Tech uses plastic trash and granite dust to create high-strength bricks, pavers and granules for use in construction.
Spotted: Bespoke manufacturing business Jagruth Tech turns plastic waste into heavy-duty construction materials. Working with a range of local and regional waste management companies in the southwestern Karnataka region of India, Jagruth Tech diverts thousands of tonnes of plastic and other pollutants from landfill. The combined raw materials form repairable pavers, bricks and other construction products.
Each piece can withstand temperatures up to 120 degrees Celsius and pressure up to 21 tonnes. The products use only diverted waste materials and no cement. Designed to last in good condition for a minimum of 10 years, the products are also repairable. Repairs use the same combination of waste materials.
Much of India’s pollution comes from garbage being burnt, so the company plays an important role in cleaning local air. As well as its manufacturing work for both commercial and private clients, Jagruth Tech promotes India’s Waste to Wealth Plastic Recycling campaign. The company’s development plans include producing 3D printer filaments and beginning the large-scale commercial manufacture of its construction products.