Plastic paving: Egypt start-up turns millions of bags into tough tiles (

Another example of waste to wealth

An Egyptian start-up, TileGreen is aiming to turn more than 5 billion plastic bags into tiles tougher than cement as it tackles the twin problems of tonnes of waste entering the Mediterranean Sea and of building sector emissions, Reuters reports

TileGreen has so far recycled more than 5 million plastic bags, but co-Founder Khaled Raafat says  “We aim that, by 2025, we will have recycled more than 5 billion plastic bags.”

At their Cairo Factory, workers carry large barrels loaded with mixed plastic waste to be melted down and compressed into tiles. These tiles are then sold to real estate developers and contracting companies for use in outdoor paving.


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