Getting to Know Rebricks, Turning Disposable Plastic Waste into Building Materials
Rebricks said that he had processed 10 thousand kg of plastic waste into paving blocks from the 17,5 thousand kg of waste received from the community.
Plastic waste has always been a major problem in environmental pollution because it is not easily decomposed, the processing process is toxic and carcinogenic, and it takes up to hundreds of years if it decomposes naturally. Indonesia is a country that is still trying to solve this complicated problem.
Novita Tan and Ovy Sabrina, two friends who are concerned about this issue, decided to pioneer Rebricks, startups impact which recycles single-use plastic waste into building materials. This initiation started in 2018.
The solutions offered by Rebricks have won a number of awards, such as the Circular Innovation Jam 2020, Green Award 2022, ICLIF Leadership Energy Awards (ILEA) 2022, and the Tempo Circular Economy Award 2023. The product has also passed the Combusting Test British Standard 476: Fire test in building material and structure, Ministry of Industry's Pressure Strength Test and categorized in SNI class B criteria which are suitable for parking lots, pedestrian paths, and parks.
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