DIY bricks pressed from ordinary mud

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It's hard to beat an innovation that turns cow dung into something useful — namely, bricks for use in construction — but a new French effort presents a strong contender. Specifically, Toulouse startup Meco'concept has created a building system that can be used to create construction-worthy bricks out of ordinary mud. Available both for rent and for sale, Meco'concept's hydraulic press can be used by anyone to create up to 120 Lego-shaped bricks per hour. Ordinary mud from the construction site is first mixed with an optional aggregate binder such as cement or lime — the company also offers a…

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