Published On: Wed, Aug 18th, 2010

Plastic recycling machine churns out plastic bricks from trash

Eco Factor: Machine recycles waste plastic by converting it into bricks.

Dunedin man Peter Lewis has created a unique machine that transforms discarded plastic into building blocks of a multimillion-dollar business. Christened the Byfusion, the machine turns raw plastic into compacted bricks that can be used for garden retaining or landscaping walls.

The plastics from drink bottles and packaging boxes goes into the machine, which washes, dries and compacts the plastic to convert it into 10kg bricks in just 45 seconds. The developer is also considering using the bricks to build hurricane and tsunami shelters in the Pacific Islands or create cheaper sustainable housing in places where wood is scarce.


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