One brick at a time: UK company develops prototype brick made from recycled waste products

Scott Bros.' filter cake brick is produced using leftover clay from the recycled construction materials.

Danny Nicholson

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Business & Economics, Recycling & Upcycling, Sustainability

Scott Bros. are a recycling company based in Teesside, United Kingdom, who have partnered with Teesside University to create a prototype construction brick, made entirely from waste products.

The brick is known as ‘filter cake,’ and although they are not yet ready to be used in construction, the company is producing up to 100 tons of filter cake bricks each day that would have otherwise been shipped to landfills.

By replacing raw materials with recycled ones, the production of filter cake bricks also means that there will be less need for quarrying, which produces over 15.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year in the UK alone.

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