She added that only two types of plastics can be recycled the rest goes to waste and cannot be rid of easily.
“In the past it used to go to China and other places that would buy it from us,” she said. “That dried up in 2017. Since then, we’ve been burning or burying that plastic.”
The company makes use of a machine called the Blocker System that transforms the waste into building blocks in minutes using steam and compression. The greatest advantage is that the trash is not washed before use, as is the case in most recycling operations.
The Blockwer system takes the trash as it is and shreds it into tiny pieces that can easily be merged together to make the blocks. The process encompasses some advanced engineering that makes for ready-to-use blocks that any construction company can use.
“We’ve modeled our ByBlocks around the dimensions of a hollow cement block. Each is a 16 inch by 8 inch by 8 inch unit,” said Kujawa.
The ByBlocks work just as well as cement blocks, they just have one catch: they are susceptible to sunlight. However, this can easily be solved by coating them in clear paint or pairing them with a mighty weather-resistant material.
Better yet, the CEO added that all their processes for creating the blocks are emissions-free.
“From the very beginning, we knew we wanted to be as carbon neutral as possible. So our block, our systems and our manufacturing process is an all electric, no emissions process today,” Kujawa said.