ByFusion is hosting a live build at Boise Towne Square to continue to showcase how cities can put their hard-to-recycle and unrecyclable plastic waste to work. Starting March 8th, ByFusion will be assembling a multipurpose structure called ByPad®, which diverted 2.1 tons of plastic waste from the Ada County Landfill. Each ByBlock was produced using the materials collected from the Boise Hefty® EnergyBag® program. This demonstration will provide another example of how this new reusable building material can help the Boise community support the increase in commercial and residential construction demand and local infrastructure projects. After the 3-day event, the finished structure will remain on display through March 19th, 2022.
“ByFusion is committed to providing every community – large or small – the capability to repurpose their unrecyclable plastic into a reusable building material,” said Heidi Kujawa, Founder and CEO of ByFusion. “Boiseans participating in the city’s Hefty® EnergyBag® program are showing the world how we can make a positive impact on the environment by working together.”
“Sustainability is at the core of our values at Boise Towne Square, and those of our management company, Brookfield Properties. This partnership with ByFusion was a no-brainer for us,” said Jack Yejekwe, General Manager of Boise Towne Square. “This exhibition is a great, tangible example of the efforts that can be made to positively impact our community, and we look forward to hosting the build and finished structure at our center.”
ByBlock stacking starts Tuesday, March 8 at Boise Towne Square. In addition to ByBlock, the 80 square foot ByPad kit incorporates timber framing, door and windows, exterior cladding material, roof structure, and represents another use for this new and innovative building material. The unit is made for DIYers and is available for purchase as a kit. Representatives from ByFusion will be on-site to answer any questions during the three-day event.
ByFusion is dedicated to enabling communities worldwide to transform unrecyclable plastic waste into a reusable building material to collectively address the global plastic crisis.
Recognized by Fast Company, The New York Times, US Green Building Council, B Corps Best for the World, 1% for the Planet’s Innovation of the Year, Waste Dive’s ‘Most Disruptive Innovation of the Year’, and an essential cog in the wheel of circular economy, our systems convert all types of waste plastic – including marine debris and fishing nets – into an advanced building material called ByBlock® that enables communities, corporations and governments to block plastic waste for good.