International engineering firm Arup, with a recent report, analyzes how organic waste could be repurposed into building materials to reduce food waste and lower carbon emissions. Bananas, potatoes and peanut shells could all be architectural resources if food waste would be diverted und reused properly.
“We need to move away from our ‘take, use, dispose’ mentality,” Guglielmo Carra, European lead for materials consulting at Arup, said in a statement. “What we need now is for the industry to come together to scale up this activity so that it enters the mainstream.”
Even bricks made out of mushrooms that take five days to grow and cultivated micro-algae facades are being explored.Eco-Business
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