One Brick At A Time: Building A Better Future

By UN Environment

According to the World Health Organization, 800 people die hourly from air pollution. Fueled by a desire to tackle air and plastic pollution in West Bengal, India, Abhishek teamed up with his construction engineering classmates at Jadavpur University, Agnimitra Sengupta, Ankan Podder and Utsav Bhattacharyya. In 2017, they founded the social enterprise Qube.

With a desire to take plastic waste out of the environment and turn it into something useful, Qube’s main product is Plastiqube, a construction brick made entirely from plastic waste. It uses discarded plastic water bottles, polythene bags, and plastic containers…Read more>>


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