By. Anuradha

We are living in a critical age where the consumption of non-degradable polythene, plastic and other materials has gone higher and as a result, we often hear about various kinds of environmental pollution happening all around the world. Humans are in a rat race to earn more and more money and because of this materialistic nature, we have all forgotten about our duty towards mother nature, to protect her and preserve her.

However, a woman in Kenya is giving a good example to all of us by producing bricks which are stronger than concrete, by using recycling plastic. The significance of her effort lies in the fact that she has produced them by using machines designed by herself and given that Kenya is a country where living conditions are really tough for people and they do not have far-fetched dreams of becoming the best, but only about improving their living conditions. So her initiative should be appreciated and honored.

Image Credit & More Info: UN Environment Programme | Gjenge Makers Ltd | Gjenge Makers Ltd

Nzambi Matee is the name of the heroine of our story and this material engineer has started her own company named Gjenge Makers to produce bricks out of something so destructive as plastics. Living in Kenya, she has realized the adverse effects plastic is causing and therefore, even while enduring several obstacles, she decided to pursue this noble cause.

The bricks that she produce are five to seven times stronger than cement and they cost only about $7.70 per square meter. According to her, their company has recycled around 20 tonnes of plastic since 2017.

She is determined to continue this effort and her ultimate motive is to contribute as much as possible to the mission to save mother earth from plastic waste. We are so proud of this Kenyan woman and there is no doubt that she is setting a great example for all of us.

Do share the article among your friends and make them aware of this iron lady. We hope that people will eagerly purchase these plastic bricks and that it will be a great solution to excessive plastic consumption.

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