The project takes place in the village Joygopalpur in West Bengal in India. Today there is no waste management system and more and more plastic is coming into the village every day, which they do not have any means to handle.
By making a collection system it makes it possible to give the plastic value by recycling it into building blocks using direct solar power in a sun grill. This concept solves the waste problem in the village, gives local job and gives the inhabitants houses that do not disappear in the monsoon.
Today, in the rural parts of India, there is no waste management system present to deal with the continuous increase of plastic that comes into the villages every day and therefore no means to handle the waste. They are disposing of the plastic by burning it in their stoves or in their gardens or simply handling it as organic waste and thereby throwing it in the nature. This has caused an increase in the cases of lung diseases in the area. When throwing it in the nature it also causes problems by clogging the pipes that are made to prevent flooding in the area. Furthermore, the area is a river delta and with the tide coming in everyday the plastic lying around is brought directly into the sea.
This project can help a lot of people and have an impact on the environment and it is already in motion. It will have a positive effect on the waste lying around, make more local job and help the inhabitant so they can build houses that do not dissolve in the monsoon. This project is new and innovative because it sees the problems in the big picture, but solves it in micro perspective. This is seen as a pilot project, but the idea is that it shall be expand to the rest of the rural India and then maybe later to similar areas in the rest of the world.
Thanks to Kims for supporting with Cripsbag material for making prototypes