All communities worldwide, be it large or small, will inevitably continue to produce significant amounts of local waste into the foreseeable future. As we see the mindset worldwide is changing in regards of waste and ecology, the countries of the world are taking part of the global drive to implement a greener and a circular economy.
The move towards a circular economy will require amongst others the focus on more effective community waste management, with particular focus on the “3 R’s” - Reduce - Reuse - Recycle.
We see that our technology is the missing link in the near perfect circularity, where we are able to be the driving force to implement the three R`s.
This by recycling about 75% of all plastic waste into raw material for our line of products, and in such a volume that it actually makes the market forces the main driving force for collecting plastic waste for recycling. We are, by implementing our technology, going from a “push-effect” on collecting and gathering of plastic waste, and by that we mean that it is governmental, publicly or NGO financed projects for cleaning up plastic waste, to a “pull-effect”, where we make plastic waste to a sought after raw material so that market forces will ensure the collection since it is money in collecting the plastic waste. And what is the cause of this is the need for affordable housing all over the world for the worlds growing population.
This will serve as a direct response to the OECD report
, which shows that it is a decreasing willingness to finance the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our products and business model will be self-financing and create better lives and prosperity for the ones touched by it and create business opportunities and growth for the companies and nations using our technology.
By creating a market driven collection of plastic waste for recycling there will be less need for producing virgin plastics since there is an abundance of recycled plastic available.Reuse
Most of our products are reusable, either by reusing the building elements from an affordable house, or by rebuilding the semi-permanent buildings such as the modular buildings, which can be taken down when it has served is purpose at a given location and rebuilt in another place to serve again. Or our pop-up shelters which are made for being put up, taken down and relocated when needed.Recycle
All our products are made of 100% recycled plastics, and can be recycled over and over again to manufacture new buildings.
Each ton of recycled plastic saves over 16 barrels of oil, and requires approximately 60% less energy to produce than virgin plastic. It also creates fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and helps to significantly reduce the amount of plastic clogging landfills and contaminating oceans.
Plastic can be recycled more than once before it is deteriorated so that it no longer can be recycled again. When it is no longer viable for recycling it can be used one last time for energy recovery to energize the recycling and production process, together with the last 25% of collected plastic waste that is not usable for our products.
This is our own circular economy wheel, which is a part of a even larger circular economy wheel we have taken upon us to be a significant part of.
The figure above, which we have called The Crescent Model, is such a circular economy wheel, where our houses and buildings are the hub which the wheel circles around. Our products need recycled plastic waste to build houses for a growing population. The energy needed to produce these houses are created from the plastic waste not suitable for our products. We will also produce diesel for the garbage collecting trucks of the plastics and rubber not suitable for our houses.
All houses need power, this will be generated from solar panels on the buildings. This will be sent into a sentral energy storage unit where one is able to sell the surplus energy into the grid and each household could be an energy supplier and earn back the money put into the solar panels.
Surplus energy can be used for drilling for water and cleaning water so that one has clean water available for the entire community.
By collecting all waste and sort it one will have all the above and more. One can produce biogas from bio waste and sewage. This can be used to either produce clean power or for household purposes. What is not being made into gas can be made into fertilizer for enhanced production of crops, which means more food and the waste can be used for biofuel or fertilizer again.
We have put ourselves in the drivers position in this quest, and more and more companies are joining us in this, because we all identify this as the only way to go in the future to be able to create a sustainable living for the future for all of mankind.
Our model for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are based on the following 4 columns:
- Sustainable solutions
- Capacity- and institutional strengthening
- Welfare for our workforce, clients, stakeholders and society
- Responsible business practices with high standards of business ethics and integrity
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Through our activities and business operations we shall contribute to UN SDG achievement, focusing on the following 8 goals: