A waste collector in collaboration with Plastics For Change India Foundation got himself a home built completely with recycled plastic waste at Pacchandy on the outskirts of the city in Dakshina Kannada.
The Plastics For Change India Foundation, which has been working to develop and improve the quality of life of informal waste collectors across the coastal belt of Karnataka, has constructed a house for a waste collector using recycled plastic at an estimated cost of Rs 4.50 lakh at Pacchanady.
Speaking to reporters, Foundation Chief Impact officer Shifrah Jacobs said that 1,500 kg of recycled plastic were used for the construction of the house of Kamala, one of the beneficiaries. This is an innovative and environmentally sustainable project that converts hard-to-recycle plastic waste into building material that can be used to construct low-cost shelter.”
She said that the house was constructed with the help of a construction partner from Hyderabad. The construction cost can be reduced if more houses are constructed at a time.
“In the second phase, we are planning to come up with 20 such houses and more than 20 tonnes of plastic will be utilised. This can be used for multiple applications, including construction of toilets,” Shifrah said.
She said that the Foundation has been working with communities located in Pachanady and Kurikatta in Mangaluru.