Creating new building materials from recycled plastic
The Green Schools initiative
Both the issues of plastic waste in the environment and an insufficient number of K-12 school facilities can be found in many parts of the world. The Green Schools initiative addresses these problems in a unique way. In collaboration with the start-up and technology owner, Conceptos Plasticos, Dow is helping to build structures using self-assembling bricks made out of recycled plastic.
This innovative process tackles both of these global problems – plastic waste and lack of schools – while creating a more circular economy. It encourages an efficient waste recovery process to decrease plastic contamination. What’s more, there’s increased public understanding of the potential for using plastic waste.