Alternative bricks for more sustainable construction
Traditionally bricks used in the booming construction industry of Bangladesh are made by burning top soil from agricultural lands. This practice depletes the soil properties, reduces arable land, aggravates deforestation and severely pollutes the environment. In turn this poses worrisome threats to food security for the country’s large and still fast growing population.
The SWITCH-Asia project Bangladesh SusBuild is raising awareness about the risks and hazards of traditional brick production, as illustrated by this public service message.
The project promotes the adoption of cleaner construction materials, starting from alternative bricks made of dredged soil, cement and other such materials.