What if we lived in plastic houses?Living in chemical-free homes made from sawdust and recycled plastic is a giant step closer thanks to some clever research carried out at the University of Canterbury.
The research, led by UC’s Professor Shusheng Pang (Chemical and Process Engineering), has been eight years in the making. It has involved UC academics and students, as well as representatives from Scion (a Crown Research Institute), AgResearch (a specialist research organisation) and Mastaguard (a product supply company).
More than NZ$1m worth of government funding has been pumped into the research project. Right now, it’s on the cusp of commercialisation. More >>
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