Unformatted text preview: magazines, books, etc., that may have otherwise been wasted in a landfill. b. Decreases the need for more timber in construction, which may lead to less logging. c. Higher insulation leads to less heating and cooling, which means less of a reliance and use of natural gas and other utilities. V. Areas Needing Improvement a. Additional formal testing needs to be done for structural, tensile, and compressive strength. b. Papercrete lacks approval from the International Code Council. This limits its range of use within the city limits of most US cities where building codes apply. c. There are no papercrete batch plants for large-scale projects such as sub-developments. VI. Summary...
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