Carbon Tile

Carbon Tile is aimed to upcycle pyrolysis carbon waste (which otherwise burnt) at scale through a common construction material through traditional craftsmanship in Gujarat for social and eco benefit

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Social causes

Beneficiaries

SDGs covered

Endorsed by

India Climate Collaborative

Market of Implementation

  • India

Problem

Low value carbon waste is generated at tyre pyrolysis factories usually end up at brick and cement kilns and burnt to produce heat. As this carbon is quite cheap and has similar calorific value as coal, it is consumed for burning at an uncontrolled rate. The air quality of the cities around these factories are affected. And there is no alternate value for this recovered carbon from these pyrolysis setups. On top of that, India alone produces half a million tons of this carbon waste annually which is only burnt and causing air pollution.

Solution

We prevent air pollution from happening in the first place through an alternative way by upcycling the recovered carbon black in terms of using it as a pigment in Carbon Tile.

Our ideology is Craft against climate change. We incorporate craft-based solutions to develop newer products by employing various Indian artisans as they are the most untapped potential to make climate action accessible to a wider audience. Handcrafted products have always been appealing to local and global audiences, and giving a climate angle to it will become a great deal for consumers.

Low-value carbon waste is generated at pyrolysis factories usually end up at brick and cement kilns and burnt to produce heat. The air quality of the cities around these factories is affected. India alone produces half a million tons of this carbon waste annually. There is no alternate value for this recovered carbon. We upcycle this carbon through building materials like tiles for infrastructure needs enabling the built environment to take climate action rather than adding more carbon emissions to its books. This process breaks the chain of pyrolysis carbon being burnt at kilns by developing commercially valuable alternative applications.

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