Arup sets out novel ways to use waste as a resource in the highly consumptive building industry

Signal of change / Arup sets out novel ways to use waste as a resource in the highly consumptive building industry

By Carol Brighton / 16 Oct 2017

"Potatoes reborn as insulation, peanuts processed into partition boards and mushroom bricks that grow in five days - just some of the ways the building trade could change its wasteful ways and construct virtuous new cities."

 

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@ArupGroup report features ops to use #WasteAsAResource in highly consumptive building industry - #SignalofChange https://t.co/SusXg1Nxoq

 

Bunch of old bananas or building materials of the future?

With the construction industry a big driver of climate change, can changes in materials make a difference? By Adela Suliman LONDON, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Potatoes reborn as insulation, peanuts processed into partition boards and mushroom bricks that grow in five days - just some of the ways the building trade could change its wasteful ways and construct virtuous new cities.



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