Recycled plastic paving stones

What is it?

In Cameroon and Sierra Leone, micro enterprises have been working to make recycled plastic paving stones from waste plastic, specifically from plastic bags, bottles and plastic wrappings.

How does it work?

The paving stones can be produced on an artisanal or small-scale.  The slideshow below shows the different steps needed.

The photos are taken from a training workshop carried out with micro enterprises at the worksite of ADEC in Douala, Cameroon.

Useful resources:

Living Earth – Plastic paving info sheet

Basic guide to artisanal production of plastic paving tiles

Making paving stones in Mali

Bricks from recycled plastics in Taiwan