In countries where natural resources are scarce, it becomes a serious problem when there is a need for new buildings or even repairs to older buildings. However, after seeing the amount of waste, which ended up in the landfill sites Elsa Zaldivar decided that something could be done about it and got together with an industrial engineer to see what, could be done.
After much work, the team found that they could produce a material, which is both strong and light, but has other qualities too. This green material is made by recycling plastic from landfill sites and mixing it with natural fibres such as those found in corn husks and palm trees. This material can help people build homes and buildings fast and economically.