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Video — Constructing classrooms from plastic waste in Diepsloot

Video — Constructing classrooms from plastic waste in Diepsloot
'Eco-bricks' in Cape Town, South Africa, 22 July 2018. (Photo: EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA)

Local NGO turns mountains of pollution into sustainable eco-bricks.

Diepsloot township in Johannesburg is rife with poverty, unemployment — and a lot of plastic litter. But, thanks to a local NGO, community members are making eco-bricks with this waste to build classrooms.

Adel van Niekerk spoke to Diana Musara of Khensani’s Collection who is leading this endeavour.

First published by GroundUp.

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