RePlast

ByFusion

Replast blocks, now called ByBlocks, are made from recycled plastics that are heated and compressed using the Blocker, a ByFusion machine into masonry units that are close to the size of standard concrete block. The machine and blocks are still in a proof-of-concept phase.

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Replast blocks (ByBlocks) are made by recycling all types of plastics, with no need of separating or washing them beforehand. The Blocker, a ByFusion machine, shreds the plastic and feeds it into a compactor with super heated water. This turns the plastic into masonry units that are close to the size of standard concrete block. The machine and blocks are still in a proof-of-concept phase.

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Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Comparative building systems include bottle bricksearthen bag construction and Bloqueplas.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 11: Aims to transform waste into a building component that can be used to construct affordable infrastructure and buildings.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Those looking to build homes or landscape constructions. This system is useful for projects located next to oceans or other areas with large quantities of plastic refuse.

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