The sustainable approach to home construction and interior design is gaining momentum. Modern technologies make it possible to create materials from waste that would otherwise remain in landfills, polluting nature. Our tips site will present you with content created this way.
The theme of environmental sustainability of individual buildings and entire cities was dedicated to the International Congress and Exhibition Greenbuild 2019, which took place in Atlanta at the end of last year. At the event, many manufacturers presented materials that are 100% recycled. The portal will give only five vivid examples of modern technologies.
In particular, the inset showed siding for facades and boards created from already used snow barriers. Remember the whole rows of fences that are set up in the fields to protect themselves from snow drifts? Why not use them again.
Here is a house in front of you, for the cladding of which boards were used precisely from snow protective fences. Experts noted that such siding ages very beautifully, in the process the entire structure of the wood is emphasized. The facade will serve for a long time, effectively performs the task of insulating the building, looks a little rustic, but beautiful.
Mohawk showcased rugs made from recycled plastic bottles in Atlanta. It’s no secret that it is plastic that dissolves in nature for a very long time, polluting it for decades. Therefore, its secondary use is very important. And carpets made from recycled plastic are durable and attractive, you never know right away that this is a former waste.
The all-eco-friendly rice straw MDF panels will soon be commercially produced in California. The technology allows making panels with a wide variety of veneers, the palette is rich. You can use MDF made from rice straw anywhere – for the production of furniture and interior decoration. Rice straw processing allows not to flood the fields for its decomposition – a significant saving of the planet’s water resources. And instead of harmful formaldehyde, the manufacturer uses soy-based technology. If houses are built from straw, why not use it to create finishing materials.
Atlanta-based CaraGreen has unveiled the latest Durat material. It is also made from recycled plastic. The surface is durable and easily converts into a countertop in the kitchen or bathroom. Already, Durat is available in a palette of 300 colors, there are surfaces that perfectly imitate variegated terrazzo.
IceStone – a material made from recycled glass, Portland cement and non-toxic pigments – has been dramatically improved by manufacturers. Now he is less afraid of pollution, sunlight and high temperatures. What Made IceStone a Great Material for Kitchen Countertops.