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Asbestos Conversion Plant

ARI is one of the companies in the US that has developed a technology for taking asbestos and converting into useful and recyclable minerals. These minerals have value and there is a business opportunity here People can sell asbestos from their roofs and get a good price for it. For everyone who sells asbestos from the roofs, the company arranges for a contractor to build a non-asbestos roof.

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Asbestos can be converted to harmless recycleable minerals and silica .

The technology that has been developed by companies like ARI can be used to convert asbestos to minerals formed(that are recycleable) and can be sold at a subsidized rate


How do you envision this idea making money?


1) People bring asbestos from their roof

2) They get good money for it

3) The company formed, guarantees replacing the roof with a new non-toxic material

4) The resulting minerals formed and the silica can be sold to the international market at a good price

How does this idea create social impact, particularly around improving health?



1) Asbestos eliminated

2) Roofs restored

3) Asbestos problem taken care of

How does this idea add social value at every step of the process?



1) Asbestos eliminated

2) People get money, are empowered

3) Company sells end-product to the international market and gets funds to expand

What are the short term steps we could take to implement this idea tomorrow?


1) Contact ARi

2) Arrange for land in Caldas

3) Get the play companies mentioned before to advertise in their plays about how people can make money by taking asbestos from their roofs and giving it to this company

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That sounds indeed great. the win-win-win is awesome. Curious if in eastern europe this exists as the laws to forbid and to get rid of Asbestos are starting.

In west europe most asbestos is dealt with i think.

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