World-first: Bio-bricks made from urine


The world’s first bio-brick made using human urine was unveiled at UCT this week. In picture are (from left) the Department of Civil Engineering’s Dr Dyllon Randall and his students, Vukheta Mukhari and Suzanne Lambert.

The world’s first bio-brick grown from human urine has been unveiled by University of Cape Town (UCT) master’s student in civil engineering Suzanne Lambert, signalling an innovative paradigm shift in waste recovery.

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The World’s 10 Craziest Recycling Programs


The fact that “going green” has become this decade’s de facto cool global issue to support is a good thing. Whether it’s Al Gore winning prizes for his activism or nations around the world being forced to do their part to improve the environment, going green helps us all. But in the rush to hop on the green bandwagon, some cities and programs around the world might be sometimes taking things a bit too far. What follows is our semi-exhaustive breakdown of some of the odder well-intentioned recycling efforts and unfortunate foibles currently plaguing the global green movement.

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