A brilliant new plan with plastic – Eco-blocks

Nature is unable to decompose plastic such as polyethylene, which is often used in shopping bags and single-use plastics (water bottles, the lids of disposable coffee cups, straws, coffee stirrers etc) and dumping it in landfills exacerbates environmental and economic problems. But building with plastic could be one answer to Earth’s plastic crisis. The Eco-Block is an environmentally-friendly brick made from recycled materials and construction waste. Invented at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2006, it is  made of plastic, rubber and electronic waste products  melted into casts resembling building…

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