Agribusiness Global

“Trashpresso” Converts Waste into Tiles

NEW ATLAS

Courtesy Miniwiz

Miniwiz, a company dedicated to upcycling consumer and industrial waste, has developed a semi-portable, solar-powered “mobile upcycling plant” that can fit inside a 40-foot container and be unpacked on site. The Trashpresso “can wash, shred, melt, and mold plastic and fabric waste into tiles” according to a New Atlas article, creating 108 square feet of the indoor/outdoor flooring in about 40 minutes. “Until now, industrial grade recycling was limited to plants,” said Arthur Huang, co-founder and CEO of Miniwiz, in the article. “The Trashpresso overcomes the distance and energy barriers by showing that recycling is possible everywhere. Not only does it serve to transform trash on-site, it also serves as an educational tool in isolated communities.” Learn more at New Atlas.

http://www.architectmagazine.com/technology/trashpresso-converts-waste-into-tiles_c

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