Waste Equals Food
Waste? What waste? Green Solution House takes what it can from redundant materials and puts these resources through new cycles of use. All new construction and refurbishments consider principles of Design for Disassembly, aiming to maintain material value into the future. Reuse, upcycling, recyclability, and the use of local material resources are always prioritised. Existing furniture was reupholstered and refreshed to maintain its function and show off its beauty. We separate waste streams, including organic waste, which is processed on site. Food scraps, for example, become a valuable resource for our pyrolysis plant, which generates heat, electricity and biochar for the gardens. Wastewater from the main building is cleaned through a biological water purification system and reused on-site. The glass covering the pathways are offcuts from a local artisan’s glass studio. As long as materials can be separated and cleaned, they remain nutrients feeding other cycles and supporting our goal of zero waste.