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From Ashes to Hope: Rebuilding Gaza with Greencake

How do you set about mending the destruction caused by years of conflict and rebuilding your home, neighbourhood or city, when political instability make it impossible to get hold of the necessary resources? Two Gazan women set about doing just that, and have come up with a durable and affordable building block made out of waste materials: Greencake. Read on

Husk to Home: Building Houses From Rice in the Philippines

A team of engineers is set to start building houses in the Philippines using materials from an unexpected source – the country’s abundant supply of rice. Husk to Home have developed boards made from discarded husks and are to start using them to create long-lasting, sustainable, and eco-friendly homes. Read on

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Waste No Tyre, Burn No Tyre, with Tycycler

Piles of tyres, fires blazing, thick smoke rising, are a far too common and disturbing sight in rubbish dumps in developing countries. Poor waste management infrastructure is partly to blame for the swindling of valuable resources, and the poisoning of air, water and earth around these dumps, through such a practice. But now, a low-tech solution can help stop all that: the Tycycler. Read on