Housebuilders replace plastic with ecological options

Major housebuilders are set to abandon plastic and replace the material with more biodegradable alternatives such as mushrooms, bamboo and seaweed. The construction sector is the second largest producer of plastic waste in the UK, but now a new industry group has been set up so housebuilders can work with scientists to enable them to build more sustainable properties. Changing Streams, a non-profit group, was founded by construction entrepreneur Neal Maxwell in partnership with Dr Gareth Abrahams and Prof Jonathan Sharples from the University of Liverpool.

The Daily Telegraph (16/11/2020)

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