Where are they now? ‘The Recycle Man of India’ Dr Binish Desai Forbes 30 under 30 Asia social entrepreneur & founder of Eco-Eclectic on creating environmentally-friendly solutions to various problems.

I spoke to him back in February 2019 (Ep 106) and he is back again to talk about inventing a new type of brick made from recycled PPE material. He talks about creating a female empowerment centre for former sex workers. He then talks about building low cost homes using 3D technology, talks about trust issues after getting ripped off by a business partner. The pillars of success and what we can expect in 2021. And why you should start identifying waste as an asset.

In this conversation we also talk about:

  • Observe — fail — Learn — Solve framework.
  • Creating Eco Bins
  • The process of converting PPE into bricks..Brick 2.0!
  • Creating affordable housing in the USA, Philippines & india, & Africa
  • The Recycle man — the book
  • What did he learn about himself during the pandemic
  • Making jewellery & crockery out of coffee waste
  • Carrying 2 bricks around wherever he goes
  • Stop using single use coffee mugs!
  • Expanding globally
  • Trying to create the world’s first recyclable house.
  • 3D printing of the entire home.
  • Coming from a family of social entrepreneurs.

and much more




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Neil Patel

Screenwriter/Podcast host & Producer. Fast learner, Passionate about storytelling. Good sense of humour, & Enjoy challenges! www.neilpatel.co