Over the past 100 years, the amount of waste that humanity produces has increased by almost 10,000 %! It is estimated that 25 % of that volume ends up in oceans.
Since Australia stopped incinerating rubbish, most solid waste goes to landfill.
Around 20 million tonnes of garbage each year go to landfill sites, mostly clustered around our capital cities. This represents about 40% of total waste generation in Australia. Australia’s recycling crisis needs us to investigate waste management options beyond just recycling and landfilling.
Construction materials such as aggregates for concrete, bricks made from waste and even insulation material can be produced from recycled plastic with benefits that could challenge the conventional construction materials available.
The Idea of the proposed project is to create a facility that not only recovers material from discarded plastic waste from landfills and the general public, but also gives them a new life in the construction industry, by converting the plastic and glass waste into low-cost construction material.