This week's topics were wide ranging from Green Games to Concrete. Moss is a wonderful substance holding up to eight times its weight in water and storing carbon for centuries as peat. This system is being used to slow down the water that rains in the centre of the country and releasing it slower so that large towns on rivers are not so easily flooded. Philip and Paul then talked about the new green games appearing like Anno 2070 and the soon to be released Anno 1800 expansion which teaches the gamers the advantages of going green.
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants growing to be able to be used in 14 days to make items like cutlery. It can be used as paper replacement after growing for a few years. After 5 years it can be used to replace iron in reinforced concrete - having similar properties to the metal. Replacing plastic with bamboo can do similar to mpb.com who by replacing the bubble warp with paper can save up to 1200 football pitches worth of plastic.
Lastly Philip and Paul talked about carbon dioxide in concrete. Much noise is being made by the press about low carbon concrete but it is just ordinary concrete made using slightly greener processes, Paul suggested infilling the bamboo with waste plastic.