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EU makes bricks out of recycled plastics

It has worked with the Latvian Technological Centre; the Institute of Polymer Mechanics, the University of Latvia; and Spanish company Hormigones Uniland to mix waste polymers with other materials to make construction products. The Latvian researchers have developed a technique to turn thermoplastic polymer waste into a binding substance which could be mixed with other materials such as sand to produce polymer concrete products without using cement. The polymer ...