A 29-year old Nigerian lady used ‘pure water sachets to make strong interlocking tiles.
Identified as Intissar Bashir Kurfi, this Nigerian lady has stirred reactions on social media for using sachet water commonly known as pure water nylons to make interlocking tiles.
Intissar, who is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Infrique Design, said she engages students to help her picks the waste and rewards them with solar light to read in the night.
In an interview with the BBC Pidgin, Intissar said, she collects [plastic wastes and processes them into bricks that could last longer than the conventional ones. In her words ’’If your conventional interlocking tiles is going to spend ten years, this one is going to spend 30 years’’.
For one of her projects, the young entrepreneur created 1,250 pieces of interlocking bricks from 625,000 pure water sachets.
Intissar is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria who decided to use waste to make interlocking tiles because of the danger of plastic waste in our society.
According to her,’’ My wish is to rid Nigeria out of plastic and especially Abuja and also to see that our products are being used for making roads that don’t have potholes and building houses, building schools, building public toilets, out of these plastic wastes that we have ‘’.
Source: BBC Pidgin