Takataka Plastics, an award-winning commercial partnership between mechanical engineering Ph.D. student Paige Balcom and Ugandan local Peter Okwoko, cuts down on PET pollution by recycling plastics into low-cost commercial products. Takataka Plastics provides a much-needed low-tech solution to the problem of plastic pollution in isolated Ugandan towns by using manually operated machines to remold plastic waste into usable forms like wall tiles.
Due to the innovative design process, the wall tiles on offer from Takataka Plastics are less expensive and more durable than popular ceramic tiles. The recycled plastic wall tiles come in a range of colors and patterns that showcase the mixed plastic construction and maintain a stylish and modern look. Besides the wall tiles, Takataka Plastics also offers beautiful recycled plastic coasters as well as pandemic-ready face shields.
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