A product designed by Green Pavers that turns plastic waste into building materials.
Green Pavers Styro-plastic densifier is a piece of machinery that uses plastic as a feedstock to create building materials such as pavers, solar roof tiles, and fence posts. The product is manufactured in Kenya by Green Pavers.
The target region for this product is South Africa, specifically Kenya.
Product is distributed by the manufacturer.
Primary competitors in the market include other densifiers, as well as other recycling initiatives such as EREMA which produces their own recycling products.
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
Target buyers include governments and non-profit organizations. Target users include recycling and construction businesses.
The product is manfactured on a made-to-order basis in Kenya, the product is not yet manufactured at scale.
Users can obtain the product by contacting the manufacturer directly.
As of 2020, 15 densifier units have been made and distributed. It is estimated that there are over 200 beneficiaries to the products created from the use of the product.
Does it requires a person to operate, or is automated to function independently?
Material/products consumed with each use
Type of power needed
The plastic-styro densifier is fueled by a petrol-electric motor. Plastic is fed into the top of the system where it is crushed and ground to be densified and fed out of the outlet. The densified plastic comes out of the outlet in continuous “logs” which can then be formed into the desired building equipment.
Provided by the manufacturer
The manufacturer cites cheaper operation than other equipment that relies solely on petrol or electricity, as well as the cheaper and more sustainable production of building materials as specified performance targets.
No testing has been completed as of 2020.
Appropriate protective gear should be used when working near the device since fumes from the melted plastic are toxic.
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