An absolutely brilliant woman in Kenya has started a company manufacturing bricks from recycle plastic. Nzambi Matee says she was “tired of being on the sideline” while civil servants struggled against plastic waste in the capital city of Nairobi. The Materials Engineer created a product that is stronger than concrete.
Nzambi, the founder of Gjenge Markers, which transforms plastic waste into building materials, also designed the machines that manufacture the bricks in her factory. The company uses dump plastic, polyethylene and polypropylene from local packaging plants to produce a variety of different paving stones after the plastic polymer is heated and mixed with sand. The result is a line of versatile building materials pressed via hydraulic machine into different thickness that sell in a variety of colors that cost an average of $ 7.70 per square meter. She founded the company in 2018 and has already recycled about 20 metric tons of plastic. Nzambi says she employs over 120 people and essentially turns plastic trash into real cash. She plans to expand her company all over Africa and outside Africa
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