Waste Is Merely Misplaced Stuff
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August 2012 We have had an extremely busy month or so on the project. For example in addition to using high tech windows and solar panels we are now going to make THTKB out of locally sourced waste material from building sites, recycling centres, Freegle etc. This is a hugely ambitious leap forward for the project and will really test the idea that ” there is no such thing as waste, just stuff in the wrong place!” We have decided to focus on how to reuse waste material on a real-life building for a number of reasons, not least because we know how important it is to reuse and recycle from the point of view of the environment. We are also very lucky to have experts focusing on these issues within the University Dr.Ryan Woodard, as well as the Faculty of Arts’ own Nick Gant who is co-director of the Inheritable Futures Laboratory (IF:Lab), sustainable design research group and co-wrote the MA in Sustainable Design at Brighton. In addition we are working with Jonathan Essex who is BioRegional’s Sustainable Construction Manager (responsible for BedZed and One Brighton) and most probably Wasteworks who have experience in sorting and making things from building site waste. Last but not least our team has beenjoined by local waste warrior Cat Fletcher from the Community and Voluntary Sector who helped start up Freegle.