Pakistani researcher, Ms Nargis Lateef, a 63-year-old researcher, has been working on this challenge for more than two decades. She has dedicated her life to recycling, and finding solutions for putting the tons of garbage produced in the country’s industrial hub, to good and productive use. The main building blocks, “Chandi blocks”, are made out of recycled materials – mainly plastic. Due to its non degradable nature, it is of excellent utility if recycled! it stays firm in the roughest weather but also keeps the rooms built the Chandni from the material warm in winters and cool in summers.
“Waste is not dirty; garbage is dirty,” says Miss Nargis, says as she continued to explain the students how this industry is going to be as important as banks are now. “You can clean up garbage and utilize it.”
She ended her session with the Cedar Ecology members, showing them modern models that would incentivize the public to collect waste in bulk and exchange it in return of money. This waste can then be further used to make structures.