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  • GreenEthicalShel

    I've long been a fan of biomimicry and solutions based on biological principles. I give a lot of space to Amory Lovins and John Todd in my latest book, Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green. But it's really important to be reminded of this--and in fact, I'm going to write my next Green And Profitable column on the principle of biomimicry, with a link back here.
    Thanks for the reminder.

  • animalsmatter

    I loved reading this article. I thought of Cradle To Cradle immediately, which I am currently reading. Bravo. I sincerely hope we are moving in this direction. We have the ideas, we just need to make them a reality.

  • dkkauwe

    really awesome! so happy to see something like this being developed. i hope we see it enter the global market soon and quickly, we desperately need a solution to a our massive generation of non-biodegrading waste products.

  • Kristi Ahmad

    I so wish I had people with this type of mindset within my local community! What great ideas!

    • Eben Bayer

      You do: You! Spread these ideas and your own!

  • woodymike57

    It is always great to see new ideas that come up like this which have actually been festering in the backs of many conscientious people who care about what is to become of tomorrow's earth. The other point to think of is how it actually effects the job market, and is it easy enough of a transition to not cost workers their jobs along with being an easy -to- teach 'new job' for those who may be affected by their manufacturing job if it is at a cardboard or other facility?

  • Angela Cowling

    I have recently been looking at houses built out of hempcrete. Like bamboo, hemp (not marijuana) takes 3-4 months to grow to be harvest-able, but hemp grows in many climates and can be harvested up to 4 times per year. Hemp, mixed with lime, is used as an infill product with a timber frame. Because of the infill, less timber is required than a standard wood-framed & walled house. It is breathable (no mold or mildew issues), pest-resistant, fire-resistant, and has been tested to withstand strong earthquakes. It also removes CO2 from the air and it keeps the temperature of the house consistent. There is little to no-waste of the hempcrete when building. It definitely fits with the "circular economy."

    • Kristi Ahmad

      This is really cool! I had never heard of this before but what an awesome idea!

    • Alexandra Lee Norman

      Thank you for responding with this post - it has spurred me to put further research into hempcrete.

  • Adam Cohen

    Someone's gotta work on an alternative to cardboard. Good god, do we waste that.

  • Connie Lewin

    I think banana fiber could also be the new wave in packaging....