Students turn discarded plastic bags into bricks

Tonnes of plastic waste, particularly discarded plastic bags threaten our planet with environmental pollution, and by now almost everybody knows it.

However, knowing what the problem is and solving it are two different things. Luckily, a group of students have found their own way to cut waste and protect the environment.

The five students from the University of Transport and Communications in Hanoi have created a mixture of materials with plastic bags as a component to produce bricks that can be used to pave streets.

The idea first sounded strange as materials like asphalt, concrete, stone and sands are more commonly used in the road building industry.

However, the traditional way may have to change as the students have proved plastic can be used to make bricks.

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