Solutions & Strategies: Recycling
New homes from recycled materials
Every year tons of waste materials pile up in landfills around the world, making them source points for community house builders such as OTSIT Group.
We believe that the waste house building concept is plausible. We build houses that are aesthetic as well as energy-efficient with minimum costs.
OTSIT Group’s Houses deliver to market affordable housing solutions for various communities, which are co-funded by foundations, charities and institutions.
We use all 7 codes of plastic in our homes which are manufactured in country and sold in a flat-pack format for easy transportation, fast roll out and rapid assembly. Once orders reach a certain level in each market, a local factory is being built, staffed and operated by the local community, creating jobs and ongoing income opportunities.
The plug-and-play factory model is efficient and will see new jobs created for each factory built, with an annual target capacity of 10,000 homes per year. Given the scale, the costs per home is considerably reduced, allowing them to achieve consistent operating margins.
This is a low cost, rapid deployment solution that significantly improves the economic, social and environmental impact in numerous jurisdictions.
Waste to fuel technology
OTSIT Group will convert waste that is suitable to ultraclean, ultra-low Sulphur Fuel.
Waste to Fuel Technology: in simple terms, waste plastic is heated at very high temperatures in the absence of oxygen and is turned into vapor which is then cooled and condensed into Pyro oil (also known as biocrude) which is a safe alternative to petroleum.
The benefits are improving waste collection rates; Increasing recycling rates; Making waste gasification globally attainable and economically feasible; Converting waste into hydrogen fuel that will be used to power cars and scooters;
The solution of OTSIT Group holds promise in not only curbing pollution but also providing a significant economic benefit to all communities and regions in Indonesia and other countries where it operates.
Because not all trash can be recycled
Currently, it isn't possible to make new products out of all kinds of trash. Recycling arrows on a waste container does not automatically mean that the container can be recycled.
In the case of plastics, different kinds of waste can't be mixed together to be recycled. Plastics must be separated into individual types. Each type is shown by a number on the bottom: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7. Each number stands for a different resin (a different chemical).
Each resin reacts differently when it is reprocessed into a new item, because different resins melt at different temperatures. Factories that make new products out of plastics are set up to take only specific resin types. Even resins with the same number can't always be recycled together.