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Recycled plastic lifeguard tower in Manhattan Beach

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ByFusionBlocker makes building bricks from recycled plastic. Phot courtesy of ByFusion Blocker

by Danny Brown

A lifeguard tower built with plastic blocks will be assembled on the beach at Marine Street in Manhattan Beach this Saturday, June 8. The project, by ByFusion Blocker, coincides with World Oceans Day.

Approximately 1,420 pounds of plastic that would otherwise have gone to landfills, or into the ocean will be used, including foam waste from surfboard maker Channel Islands. Channel Islands team rider Alex Gray, who will attend the event, said 40 percent of foam used to make surfboards is waste.

Construction will begin at 8 a.m. completed by late afternoon.

A lifeguard tower will be assembled using blocks from recycled plastic Saturday at Marine Street in Manhattan Beach. Image courtesy of ByFusion Blocker

Manhattan Beach Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Hersman and State Senator Ben Allen will speak about the plastic recycling at 11:30 a.m. The Sustainable Manhattan Beach Youth Council will host a beach cleanup from 9 a.m. to 11.a.m.

“The ByBlock lifeguard tower is intended to demonstrate what’s possible with ByBlocks,” ByFusion CEO Heidi Kujawa said. “Imagine if every municipality took control of their own waste stream and turned it into something they could use to.”

Danny Brown is the chief-of-staff at ByFusion and is a former Easy Reader reporter. ER


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