Filipinos turn volcano’s ash, plastic trash into bricks
26 January 2020 | 4:04 pm
Ash spewed by a Philippine volcano is being mixed with plastic waste to make bricks in an inventive response to the country's persistent problems of pollution and frequent natural disasters.
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