It is important that any change to the brick making industry in developing countries does not remove jobs but rather significantly improves the living and working conditions, along with the overall efficiency of the kilns. This will lead to more affordable housing, reduced poverty, and provide an improved economic outcome for the community as a whole.
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||Over 300,000* highly polluting brick kilns exist worldwide in developing countries emitting over 890 million tonnes of CO2 per year.
Habla Zig-Zag Kiln technology provides a low emission burning process for clay bricks which has been tested and approved by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization International Labour Office (UNIDO).
Since its invention over 150 Habla Zig-Zag Kilns have been built in England, Germany, America and Australia.
The introduction of this technology into developing countries would reduce the appalling pollution generated by the brick industry to the equivalent emission standards accepted by the developed world.
*Figures are based on a very conservative 300,000 brick kilns. We estimate this is more accurately in excess of 500,000. India alone has over 100,000 kilns and the industry is expanding.