Updated on January 18, 2024

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Created on October 3, 2020

Styro-plastic Densifiers

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A product designed by Green Pavers that turns plastic waste into building materials.

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  1. Green Pavers
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Product Description

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.

Primary competitors in the market include other densifiers, as well as other recycling initiatives such as EREMA which produces their own recycling products.

Target SDGs

SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Market Suggested Retail Price

$8,500.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Public Sector Agencies, NGOs

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Product is distributed by the manufacturer.

Manufacturing/Building Method

The product is manfactured on a made-to-order basis in Kenya, the product is not yet manufactured at scale.

Intellectural Property Type

Select Type

User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product by contacting the manufacturer directly.

Distributions to Date Status

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.

User operation

User-operated

Consumables

Plastic waste, petrol, electricity

Power supply type

Petrol-electricity hybrid

Design Specifications

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.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer

Replacement Components

Unknown

Lifecycle

Unknown

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

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.

Vetted Performance Status

No testing has been completed as of 2020.

Safety

Appropriate protective gear should be used when working near the device since fumes from the melted plastic are toxic.

Complementary Technical Systems

None

Academic Research and References

None

Compliance with regulations

Unknown

Evaluation methods

Unknown

Other Information

This product was a finalist of the 2020 Kenya iSHOW.

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