U.K. house pushes the standard on recycled materials to new heights

The 85 percent recycled content includes videocassettes, jeans, and toothbrushes.

By Peter Fabris, Contributor | July 3, 2014

The Waste House at the University of Brighton in the U.K. was constructed using 85 percent waste material such as plastic razors, videocassettes, denim jeans, and toothbrushes. The waste in the carbon-negative structure was used mostly for insulation, and sensors will be used to monitor the effectiveness of this strategy. Builders constructed the home with plywood beams, columns, and timber joists salvaged from a demolished house. 

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