INSPIRATIONAL STORY OF THE WEEK of February 8, 2021
Former Kenyan Woman's Startup Recycles Plastic Waste Into Bricks That Are 5x's Stronger Than Concrete
Reprinted from Good News Network website...
An absolutely brilliant young woman in Kenya has started a company manufacturing bricks from recycled plastic.
Nzambi Matee says she was “tired of being on the sidelines” while civil servants struggled against plastic waste in the capital city of Nairobi, so the materials engineer created a product that is 5 to 7 times stronger than concrete. Founder of Gjenge Makers, which transforms plastic waste into durable building materials, Matee also designed the machines that manufacture the bricks in her factory.