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1 Dec 2020 - The surge in single use Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) has increased the amount of plastic waste produced globally. Now an Indian environmental activist has decided to build something useful out of all that waste. From Valsad in Gujarat, Dr Binish Desai explains how the bricks are 'twice the size and half the price' of usual bricks, and are made from over 50 percent of PPE waste, as well as having insulating and insect-repelling qualities. Thousands of toilets and homes across rural India have been made from these bricks so far.

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Publication date: 
01/12/2020
Publication Organisation: 
BBC Radio
Thematic Area: 
Marine pollution
Country/ies: 
India
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