Full interview from the 5th of December 2018 available below
Earlier this month Duncan was interviewed live on BBC Radio 5. He discussed the progress of his current research project taking part at the University of Brighton’s Waste House. The investigation into re-use of bio and textile materials as a part of Sustainable Bio & Waste Resources for Construction (SB&WRC) and INTERREG VA France (Channel) England The Waste House has incorporated new recycled and reused materials into the building fabric.
‘The Waste House is almost entirely made from thrown away materials most of which were heading for landfill or incineration. Materials used in the construction include toothbrushes, denim jeans, dvd cases, floppy discs, carpet tiles and construction waste. These materials have now been joined by used duvets from The University of Brighton’s halls of residence which are being used as insulation. Whilst oyster shells from the critically acclaimed English’s oyster bar have been mixed with waste aggregates from a neighbouring building site (Preston Barracks) to form wall tiles.”
The full interview can be listened to by clicking the link below: