Entire univerese knows about the rising level of pollution from burning and throwing of plastics everywhere, which in turn gives birth to severe diseases, but for a moment just think, if these damaged plastic bags can be used to build roads?
This might be sound freaky, but a group of 5,000 fishermen who rely on the “Mother Sea” to survive have taken it upon themselves to clean up the oceans – and use the piles of waste to repair their roads and create jobs.
In an interview with National Geographic, a local fisherman from Kollam explained how the sea has gotten more polluted over the years. Whenever he casts his nets, he “often comes up with more plastic than fish.”
So far, they have collected a whopping 65 metric tons worth of trash. Department for Women’s Empowerment, created to help women find employment, then hired female crew to run the facility and sort through the plethora of assorted plastics.
The most damaged plastic is then shredded into a fine confetti which is sold to local construction crews. These workers then use it to strengthen the asphalt used in the creation of new roads, and in this way plastics from oceans are used to build and pave new roads.