Ocean plastic recycled into low-emission building blocks
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As the world’s media begin to acknowledge the levels of plastic waste in the oceans, we’ve seen many examples of solutions leading the cleanup, from floating barriers that collect waste to a line of denim made from recycled plastic, and now ocean plastic could be used as a low-carbon footprint construction material. ByFusion has developed RePlast, modular cinder block-esque cuboids built using a digital design process that enables full customization to fit projects, and require no adhesives to assemble. The compressed blocks of ocean plastics require 95-percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions to develop than typical concrete blocks, with the non-toxic…
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