Recycled Paper Building Materials

earth911:

Leave it to German engineering…

Check out the GreenFiber company that makes home insulation out of recycled paper that virtually cannot catch on fire! It blew our minds!

earthandscience:

It’s not too uncommon to see paper recycled into things like jewelry, wallpaper or even furniture. But it’s a bit surprising to see a seemingly flimsy material being used exclusively in a building that actually withstood hard rain and high winds, like this 2,045 square foot temporary workspace in Essen, Germany that’s made with 550 bales of recycled paper. (via Experimental Recycled Paper Bale Structure Serves Up Some Surprises)

Hum, I’d like to test it where I live — where it rains all the time, except in the Winter when it snows.

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