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Central Saint Martins graduates Brigitte Kock and Irene Roca Moracia have collaborated to create concrete-like tiles that give new "economic and ecological" value to invasive species.
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The material for the tiles, which the researchers refer to as bio-concrete, is made from Japanese knotweed and shells from American signal crayfish. The material can take on a range of different finishes These are among the non-native species that are causing the most ecological and economic damage in the UK. By adding value to them, Kock and Moracia hope to incentivise their removal and help restore local biodiversity. "Invasive species removal and control costs the UK around £1.8 billion annually," Moracia told Dezeen. "The harvested material is incinerated, buried or trashed. We want to stop this waste. We do...
Over and Under the Snow: Review and Free Activitie
s Inside: A book review of Over and Under the Snow PLUS 10 book-related activities. Hello! This is an update of a post I did a few years ago. Be sure to read the whole post as I've added 5 new links to some truly wonderful book-related activities. If you don't have Over and Under the Snow, you need to buy it! It's a beautiful book and one of my favourites:) READ MORE #KidLit #Winter #Art #Animals