An entrepreneur from the Tuhingireni casual settlement in Rundu has developed bricks from recycled plastic and sand as a means of fixing the city’s strong waste administration issues.
Ladislaus Shikerete, who can also be an worker of the Rundu City Council, says he determined to enterprise into this challenge to help the city council in managing its strong waste points in his private capability as a result of litter is strewn throughout.
“What motivated me was the truth that the city was soiled. It received me eager about how I may play my half as a resident by aiding in maintaining Rundu clear. Three years in the past, I began researching this initiative,” he defined. Shikerete mentioned the brick is made uniquely versus a conventional cement brick. He makes use of plastic from bottles to luggage and wrapping that he melts in a pot. When the plastic turns into liquid, he provides sand that he will get from the Kavango River, with out utilizing water. Thereafter, he provides crusher mud to stop holes within the brick. The entire course of takes as much as 20 minutes, after which the combination is positioned right into a mouldmaker after it had been lubricated with engine oil. It’s then left to dry for as much as an hour.
In line with him, these bricks can be utilized to construct homes or for paving. Moreover, Shikerete mentioned he has not obtained help from monetary or authorities establishments he approached as a result of he didn’t meet their necessities, and in some situations, they didn’t perceive his challenge.
“The problem we’ve, as you possibly can see, is a scarcity of protecting clothes. We’re required to have spades, wheelbarrows and a trailer to get the plastic from the dumpsite. We’re additionally in want of funds to pay the people who find themselves accumulating these plastic luggage for us. Truly, we’re in dire want of help to determine this challenge correctly,” he famous.
Moreover, he requires a laboratory which might help him in testing his bricks to determine whether or not they meet the required requirements. He has thus approached some native laboratories, however couldn’t afford the quantity he was requested to pay.
The entrepreneur, who employs two individuals, has urged Rundu residents to keep away from discarding plastics luggage in open areas, and to moderately put them to good use.
“Whoever is throwing plastic away ought to keep away from doing so. After they see plastic luggage, allow them to see which you can have the ability to take them someplace, the place they are often compensated.
In future, we wish to see everybody in Rundu bringing their plastic luggage to Tuhingireni. If they’ve plastic luggage of their homes, they will simply convey them to us. We will put them to good use,” he added.
He thus appealed to potential buyers and the federal government to fund his thought in order that they will deal with the strong waste disaster in Rundu.