Recyclable Building Materials

Environmentalists highly recommend building with products generated from waste. These materials are associated with many benefits. They are a great way of reducing carbon emissions and disposal costs. These building materials are considered to be durable cheap and green. Every year we have many tonnes of solid waste being produced in human settlements. This waste is utilized in making nappy roofing, animal blood bricks and other waste based materials.

Newspaper Wood

This material is made in Norway. Newspaper wood is obtained from the recycled cardboard and paper. A solvent is used to roll up these papers to produce soothing similar to a log. The product obtained is then chopped into usable planks. Finally, this wood is sealed to make it flame-retardant and waterproof. You can use this material to build any structure that is built using wood.

Nappy roofing

This is special roofing material which is made using the sanitary products and nappies which are thrown away by people. Special recycling plants are used to separate out the different polymers from organic waste. The polymers obtained are used in creating fiber-based construction materials such as roofing tiles.

Blood brick

This involves using the animal blood. Even if this blood waste product is used in feeding carnivores in some areas, it can be used in making a strong bio-adhesive due to its high protein content. This technology was first used in Britain where freeze-dried blood was mixed with sand to produce a paste. The paste obtained was then cast to form bricks. This can be a good alternative in remote areas where blood from animals is plentiful. It is used in making strong construction materials.

Recy blocks

These are colourful bricks which are obtained from the old plastic bags. These bags cannot be recycled differently. To produce these bricks plastic packaging or recycled bags are placed in a mold and then pressed together. The pressure applied is helpful in forming solid blocks.

Smog insulators

Smog is one of the biggest waste receptacles in the atmosphere. This waste product is harmful to the lungs. Large smog particles from a building can be trapped by use of an electrically charged using a wire or a metal mesh. These particles will stick together to form a silvery fur over the surface of a building.

 

Mushroom walls

Some useful bacteria found in organisms such as agricultural by-products and tree trunks can be used in growing packing materials and wall insulator. Some desirable shapes can be formed by placing these organic matters in a mold. This is one way of producing biodegradable packing and insulating materials.