Folder Recycled / Manufactured / Urban

Recycled / Manufactured / Urban

See the Products page for building products currently for sale, and meeting some standard of "green". Here we look at manmade items, like plastic bottles, concrete rubble, and shipping containers that can be effectively repurposed as components of new buildings, but aren't owned or promoted by commercial interests, and have no clear place in building codes.


Folder Concrete


Artificial rock - sand, gravel, and glue - shaped to please

Folder Lime


The ancient precurser to cement - and often the better choice

Folder Shipping Containers

Shipping Containers

When the freight haulers don't want them anymore, they're still solid structure

Folder Used Building Materials

Used Building Materials

Easier and easier to find and sell


Recycled Aggregate Concrete with Fly Ash: A Preliminary Study on the Feasibility of a Sustainable Structural Material, Costabile, 2001 Popular

Tagged in concrete

Sue Costibile, submitted to the 2001 First International Conference on Ecological Building Structure, Ecological Building Network