Concrete Carrots or Carrot Concrete?
Cement seems to be everywhere nowadays, from houses and plants pots to jewelry and phone cases. We love it because it's long-lasting, it invokes timelessness and not only in construction but in everyday usage.
There is a negative impact on the environment however, especially with concretes rise in production due to an ever higher demand.
So engineers at the Lancaster University started to work on a way of making concrete stronger and greener by adding root vegetables to the mix. By using another material that's greener and cheaper, this process becomes a lot more sustainable because the amount of cement mix decreases depending on how much vegetable-composite is added.
So let’s start saving our carrot/sugar root leftovers and make some concrete.