Transforming Urban Plastic Garbage into Building Materials (Plastic Timbers) by EcoAct Tanzania
Andy E. Williams
Feb 25, 2018
Sounds fascinating. But I felt hesitant to support the project because I still had so many questions. How can I evaluate whether this technology ends up supporting the proliferation of plastics or whether it ends up radically reducing the amount of plastic discarded as wasted? How do I determine whether the construction industry has standards for strength, stiffness, etc. by which I could objectively confirm this to be a viable solution? Just goes to show the difficulty of supporting a radically different idea.There must be a process of education. And platforms like this must engage the audience enough for that education to happen. I can see from the lack of comments you've gotten so far that it must be a really great challenge to figure out what information you need to provide in order to convince the audience. Hopefully this comment is a small step forward.