A FORCE FOR GOOD
In 2016, Conceptos Plasticos want to build 240 new homes, benefiting 1,200 people. By 2018 they plan to build 600 a year, positively impacting 3,000 people. In Latin America, Africa and Asia, 40% of people don’t have access to formal housing. Another major issue in emerging markets is waste. In Bogota, Colombia, for example, 750 tons of plastic is sent to landfill every day. It can take up to 500 years for plastic to biodegrade and 75% of plastic produced globally is either sent to landfill the environment.