Braskem is one of the leaders in the world of polyolefins. Now, they are pushing the boundaries of the industry in a new way. Braskem recently announced that they were using construction blocks containing a novel design from the Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC). These blocks are going to use post-consumer plastic waste technology called RESIN8.
The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration has been working hard to create these blocks, which are being used by Braskem. The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration is based out of Costa Rica but also has operations in the United States and South Africa. Their new RESIN8 blocks create a demand for mixed-use plastics. Previously, this plastic has simply found its way into landfills. In addition, this plastic has also ended up in the ocean, where it eventually washed back up onto our shores. Now, there is a better use for these plastics.
The CRDC is putting these plastics to use in their blocks. Plastic is a strong, sturdy material, which means these blocks are going to be able to withstand the same amount of wear and tear as their concrete alternatives. Furthermore, plastic blocks are going to weigh loss. This means that they are going to have lower shipping and transportation costs when compared to concrete.
The benefits of these RESIN8 blocks from the Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration which are being used by Braskem are nearly endless. First, these blocks are going to have a tremendous environmental impact. With the focus of the public on sustainability, these blocks have been released to a tremendous amount of public appreciation. These blocks are going to remove plastic from landfills and the oceans, giving them a new lease on life. This is just the next offshoot of recycling, which is sorely needed.
Next, these blocks are also going to help companies reduce their overhead costs. Concrete is both expensive and heavy. Given that this plastic is both light and readily available, it is easy to see how these blocks are going to change the way construction is handled. Combine this with the fact that RESIN8 blocks can match the strength of concrete and the appeal is obvious.
The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration is one of the leading companies taking a proactive and integrated approach when it comes to joining together a growing population with an increased need to protect the environment.
Braskem is a team of 8,000 people who work together to improve the lives of others by looking for green, sustainable solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. They have operations throughout Brazil, the United States, Germany, and Mexico.