strategy

Developing creative use of by-products

Implementation:
Examples of products commercially available include (1) shower stall made from recycled aluminium for the framework and recycled plastic for the door and side partitions; (2) door mats made from copra (waste coconut fibre), recycled PET or textile scraps; (3) ceramic blocks for wall covering made of clay and paper residue; (4) vegetable mortar made from cement and pine sawdust, suitable for pots, sub-floor screeds and floor tiles; (5) fuel substitutes for charcoal and wood in the form of waste husks from rice, cotton, peanuts, sunflowers and sugar cane, forest waste, timber mill waste and textile and leather waste; (6) fireproof insulation sheets made from tetra pac milk and juice packaging, which combined with plastic residue also produce sheets that are highly resistant to impact, able to receive paint, glue and adhesives, and excellent thermal insulation; (7) waterproofing and thermal-acoustic insulation based on paper waste and other recycled materials; (8) notebooks made from recycled used paper with sugar can waste covers; (9) textile fibre made from 100% recycled PET plastic, 20% softer than cotton and useful for furnishings and clothing as well as uses for rope and bristles, carpeting, toys, filters, garbage bags, flower pots, electrical conduits, etc; (10) rubber from recycled tyres used as flooring for outside areas and soles for footware; (11) bags, backpacks and satchels made from ecological vegetable leather, ie latex that has been rubberized without the use of sulphur; (12) decorative and practical objects from waste glass.
Subjects:
Resource utilization
Development
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies