Plastics and the Environment

A Filipino company is turning plastic waste into building materials

he Plaf gathers plastics from restaurants, companies, and consumers and transforms them into useable raw material like waterproof planks. Image:  REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Adrian Portugal

Journalist, Reuters

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Shredded plastic is loaded in a machine to be moulded into waterproof planks in the factory of social enterprise The Plastic Flamingo or The Plaf, in Muntinlupa, Philippines, October 18, 2021.
The Plaf gathers plastics from restaurants, companies, and consumers and transforms them into useable raw material like waterproof planks. Image: REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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