Humans produce 1.3bn tonnes of solid waste every year. The predominant cause of such an atrocious volume of wastage is not recycling the waste efficiently. Most of the waste is neither processed nor upcycled. Man-made depressions like landfills leak through the base causing extensive soil degradation, air pollution, seeps in and pollutes ground water and leads to visual and health impact. Construction sites contribute to a lot of air pollution that include land clearing, demolition, burning of toxic materials etc. Recycling construction waste not only conserves natural resource but also saves energy. So here are 5 ways by which we can upcycle junk for construction purposes: Newspaper Wood Start by hoarding your paper, paper towels and toilet paper rolls. The pages of old newspapers are wound up very tightly resembling a log of wood. A special water-soluble glue is used to keep the pieces together. The result is a material which has exactly the same features of a wood that can be cut, milled and sanded. Newspaper wood is very elegant and chic when it’s incorporated as a part of your interior. Bottle Bricks Bottles, not only serve the purpose of storage containers in kitchens but can also be […]

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