The year was 1869. John Hyatt developed a ground-breaking invention - a semi-synthetic polymer (plastic) that was malleable, inexpensive and eradicated the use of natural resources like wood, animal parts for packaging.
Plastic recycling - new building blocks of the 21st century
By Mr. Sujay Kalele, Founder of TRU Realty
The year was 1869. John Hyatt developed a ground-breaking invention - a semi-synthetic polymer (plastic) that was malleable, inexpensive and eradicated the use of natural resources like wood, animal parts for packaging. A few decades later in 1907, Leo Baekeland invented the world’s first fully synthetic lab-developed plastic polymer called Bakelite. Thenceforth, plastics were hailed as the saviour of the natural resources being mercilessly used for human needs worldwide. But it was just the beginning. Within a century of the invention of plastic, it was found everywhere and not an inch of human civilization was devoid of plastic. In the last few decades, the alarming problem of the slow decomposition of plastics and its harmful effects on the environment was realised. Eventually, plastic recycling was seen as the only way to slow down the decay of our planet.
The year is 2020. Something amazing is being discovered on a daily basis in the field of plastic recycling and the prospects of saving the planet from choking on plastic don’t seem so bleak anymore. Ever heard of ferry boats made of plastic bottles from Cameroon, houses built out of plastic bottles for the refugees in Uganda, 3D-printed sunglasses made of recycled plastic from Belgium and modern roads made of recycled plastic in Switzerland & India?! All of this is happening and the ways to reuse plastic are getting better day by day.
Roads made from recycled plastic are being heard about a lot in India starting from the news in Mumbai. As per government sources, it is mandatory since 2015 to include recycled plastic in the creation of roads in India. It is indeed a novel step taken towards building a better & more sustainable future. TRU Realty is also contributing to this moral duty of using recycled plastic in the process of building residential & commercial structures. We have been striving more and more, day by day to include recycled plastic into our raw materials used for construction. Real estate companies nationwide are not yet acting upon this call by the government to use recycled plastic but the real estate sector indeed has great potential in revolutionizing the way modern human civilizations are built while reusing plastic to assist the nature that nurtures us so selflessly.
Meanwhile, innovators are also searching for methods to make recycling more efficient in the hopes of perfecting a process that transforms plastics back to the fossil fuels they were developed from. Plastic is necessary for the survival of the modern world but at the same time we need to ensure that plastic recycling is the number one priority across all domains. We at TRU Realty take inspiration from such innovative and environment-friendly practices of infrastructure creation while we continue strongly on our journey to successfully implement eco-friendly features in our projects through plastic recycling as well.