Plastic Man Foundation: Turning litter into a paved highway

Plastic Man Foundation: Turning litter into a paved highway

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Plastic Man Foundation: Turning litter into a paved highway

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A way to convert litter into paved roads

The Problem

India produces 1.5 million tons of garbage every day. Most of this garbage ends up in rivers and streets, as well as the bellies of wild animals.

The Solution

Professor Rajagopalan Vasudevan has invented a process where un-recyclable refuse is used as a substitute for bitumen, the main chemical compound in asphalt. Vasudevan’s invention is a “win - win - win”: it encourages litter removal, it creates a stronger infrastructure, and it is done at a lower economic cost. Vasudevan’s method is also simple; requiring no significant technical knowledge. To date, 3,000 miles of plastic roads have been successfully implemented in India. If scaled, plastic roads could become the mainstay of India’s transportation network.

Stage of Development

scaling

Organization to Receive Funds

Shared Nation could donate its funds to Professor Vasudevan’s research center in Madurai, India.