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Converting Plastic Waste Into Construction Materials

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Converting Plastic Waste Into Construction Materials

Converting Plastic Waste Into Construction Materials Each year, about 300 million tons of waste plastic are produced, according to UNEP. Plastic waste accumulates just about everywhere from oceans, bays, and coastlines to riversheds, lakes, and population centers. It’s a well-known global problem, and yet where are the solutions? The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC), which is based in Costa Rica, has been developing a process to convert waste plastic into building materials like bricks and concrete. The President and CEO at CRDC, Donald Thompson, answered some questions about the materials for CleanTechnica.  Image credit: Donald Thompson How are you able to take...

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Biodegradable Construction Materials for Farmhouse Owners

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Biodegradable Construction Materials for Farmhouse Owners

Biodegradable Construction Materials for Farmhouse Owners People look for new ways to go green every day. They embrace things like solar energy panels that have become more affordable over the years and cars that operate on alternative fuels. It's easy to live an eco-friendly lifestyle when you make personal changes in your daily life, but what about construction? Those who dream about building a farmhouse might feel conflicted about using traditional construction materials that aren't sustainable. If you're looking for a greener way to build your dream home, read about these biodegradable construction materials for farmhouse owners. Whether you're building...

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