FBC News: PRF explores upcycling of plastic waste

Amitesh Deo, founder of the Pacific Recycling Foundation

Amitesh Deo, founder of the Pacific Recycling Foundation

The Pacific Recycling Foundation says a huge focus should be placed on the value-addition aspects of plastic waste.

PRF founder Amitesh Deo says this can significantly help towards eradicating plastic waste, provide eco-friendly solutions as well as contribute positively to the lives of waste-pickers.

Deo says PRF has embarked on a few research projects aimed at looking for environmentally-friendly products that can be used to rebuild rural schools in coastal areas following natural disasters.

According to Deo, who is also the Chief Executive of Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited, one particular research project explores the potential of upcycling plastic waste into building blocks that can be used for school construction.

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