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They developed draining eco-paving stones that are made of scallop shell waste

A new smart alternative to asphalt: a draining pavement, based on shell waste, developed by the French engineering school ESITC Caen (Builders École d'Ingénieurs).
🏗 The built environment generates 40% of annual global CO2 emissions. Of those total emissions, building operations are responsible for 27% annually, while building and infrastructure materials and construction are responsible for an additional 13% annually.
And this is the big issue ESITC Caen wanted to tackle. In order to reduce the environmental impact of building materials, they developed draining paving stones that are made of scallop shell co-products, a local resource in Normandie (France), initially destined for waste disposal.
"We started by looking at local resources in Normandie (France) that were not yet exploited. We came across flax fibers and large quantities of scallops, which were destined for the landfill. It was nonsense," says Mohamed Boutouil, director of research at ESITC Caen.
Currently under development to optimize their draining and refreshing effects, the eco-pavements will facilitate the infiltration of rainwater on the plot and thus fight against flooding but also avoid the heat island effect.
What a great innovation that could not only reduces the carbon footprint of building materials but also help reduce waste ♻️
Read more (FR):
https://www.in-interiors.fr/lieux/caen-des-eco-paves-drainants-a-base-de-coquillages-pour-lutter-contre-les-ilots-de-chaleur-urbaine/


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  • We Don't Have Time

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    Dear Marine Stephan Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Builders École d'Ingénieurs and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

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    • Sarah Chabane

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      A good circular alternative!

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      • walter lungayi

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        Brilliant idea

        • Tabitha Kimani

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          Indeed a great innovation.

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          • Andy Middleton

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            A great example of how we can create feedback loops, bringing waist back into use in another form there by saving nature bit by bit

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