Oscar the Grouch gets dream home

Everyone’s gotta have a dream. If you were Oscar you’d likely want something like this.

Last year’s trash could become next year’s model home, thanks to the invention of a new type of construction material made entirely from waste products.

“Bitublocks,” created by engineer John Forth of the University of Leeds in England, are composed of recycled glass, sewage sludge, incinerator ash, the by-products of metal purification and pulverized fuel ash from power stations.

“Bitublocks use up to 100 percent waste materials and avoid sending them to landfill, which is quite unheard of in the building industry,” Forth said. …

… Plans also are now under way to develop a “Vegeblock” using waste vegetable oil.

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