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  • No, Zombie matey is pretty proud of how tough her bricks are.

  • Oh, on the secret, the Kenyan entrepreneur says, is that they are not made of concrete but recycled plastic.

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  • Hi, my name is in zombie zombie matter.

  • Front of judging Jamaica's Limited Um, here in D J K.

  • We make alternative building products and our first product line our papers.

  • Our product is almost 5 to 7 times stronger than the concrete on this is because of the basic material structure of the brick itself.

  • The our papers, because it's made out off recycle plastic and plastic is polyamorous in nature.

  • Or rather, it spread like so.

  • Therefore, it doesn't have a lot off pocket tunes, therefore making it less brittle compared to concrete.

  • So that's why it doesn't break very easily.

  • Her factory in the capital, Nairobi, produces 1 500 papers a day out of waste plastic, some of which she gets for free from packaging factories.

  • Kenya's Ministry of Environment and Forestry says Kenya produces 600,000 tons of plastic bottles annually, of which 400,000 tons air used locally on only 9% is recycled.

  • Matter said she didn't want to wait on the government to solve the problem.

  • I was tired of being the sidelines, and you're just there waiting for someone to sort the plastic issue.

  • You're just waiting for the government or the municipality or just someone else other than yourself.

  • So that was the first driver on, then the other.

  • The other thing was, it was almost out of sheer curiosity to see come.

  • This happened because I had seen it Bean happening in different parts of the world, and they knew they could be replicated again again.

  • The materials engineer said she was also curious about the challenge.

  • Having worked out how to make one brick, she then designed the machines so that they could be mass produced.

  • Way knew how to make one think so.

  • We needed to know if we have to bring this product to the market, you needed to know how to make 1000 or 5000, because one project cannot be just one week.

  • So after figuring out the how to make one week now, the next step was how to make 1000 making 1000.

  • We need machines essentially got around back, no matter who founded Yankee makers in 2017, is now eyeing expansion, hoping to produce up to 4500 bricks in a day.

  • On doing so recycle up to 60 tons of plastic a year, she says they expect to be breaking even by the end of this year on, she's confident the business is on the path to success.

  • It's affordable because we're in Kenya and Kenya and in the larger part of Africa being a mass market, of course, you have to be not only sustainable but also affordable, and hence the trip operate stronger, lighter on the phone.

  • 17, yes.


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