PARMS has been awarded a space in La Huerta Materials Recovery Facility to serve as both a Plastics Recycling Facility and Research & Development Center. This is in partnership with Parañaque CENRO to accelerate the production of Green Antz Eco-bricks and Extruded Plastic Lumber.
Green Antz Eco-bricks
Green Antz is a company which developed a way to convert flexible plastics to construction materials. Their main product is the Eco-brick which is a cheaper and sturdier alternative to concrete hollow blocks. With the new acquisition, PARMS projects a yield of 100-200 bricks a day, consuming around 60-120kg of plastic waste. The facility is equipped with a shredder bike as a back-up plan in the absence of electricity.
Extruded Plastic Lumber
A new development of PARMS is the utilization of an extrusion device which converts flexible plastics into lumbers. These lumbers can be turned into usable products such as pallets, school chairs, tables, and tire bumpers. Per hour, the device can consume around 250kg of plastic waste.