Eco-friendly brick is made from recycled industrial waste

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The clay fired brick has been the most popular building material in India for centuries, but its production has hugely negative environmental and social impacts — the pollution produced by dirty brick kilns, the use of valuable top-soil, and the poor working conditions. Now, the Eco BLAC brick, produced by a group of MIT students, could offer an environmentally and economically sustainable solution: the brick is made from recycled industrial waste and doesn't require firing at all. The Eco BLAC brick will be made from 70 percent boiler ash — a byproduct of combustion created at small and medium factories…

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