Intissar Bashir Kurfi used sachet water commonly known as pure water nylons to make interlocking tiles, and accolades are streaming in for her on social media.
The 29-year-old founder of Ifrique Design said she engages students in picking the waste and rewards them with solar light for night reading.
In an interview with BBC Pidgin, Intissar said said she collects plastic wastes and processes them into bricks that could last longer than conventional ones
For one of her projects, the young entrepreneur created 1,250 pieces of interlocking bricks from 625,000 pure water sachets.
Intissar, a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, decided to use waste to make interlocking tiles because of the danger of plastic waste in society.
She said: “My wish is to rid Nigeria out of plastic and especially Abuja and also to see that our product is being used for making roads that don’t have potholes and building houses, building schools, building public toilets out of these plastic wastes that we have.”