Indian student creates a brick made from recycled plastic

(CNN)When an Indian engineering student visited a traditional brick kiln, he was appalled at what he saw. ‘Like Lego bricks’ While a student at Jadavpur University, Banerjee wanted to find a creative and socially beneficial alternative to the brick kilns. Find out more about Call to Earth and the extraordinary people working for a more sustainable future Along with his classmates Agnimitra Sengupta, Ankan Podder and Utsav Bhattacharyya, Banerjee created a social enterprise called Qube in 2017. Its product is the Plastiqube — an alternative brick made from waste plastic. Banerjee and his team work with waste collectors in West Bengal to gather garbage — including water bottles and disposable bags. The detritus is then cleaned, shredded and pressed into …