How Taiwan has one of the highest recycling rates in the world

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In a large open space overlooking central Taipei, Arthur Huang hands me a translucent, honeycomb-shaped polyethylene panel. Named Polli-Brick, this colorless module made from old plastic bottles can be interlocked with others to build an incredible array of structures — such as the nine-story EcoARK pavilion, a sleek exhibition hall a few blocks away in the heart of Taiwan’s capital.

These bricks are among countless products that Huang and his team at the international upcycling company Miniwiz derive from post-consumer waste, turning objects such as aluminum cans, shoe soles and cigarette butts into building materials and more.

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