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By Hungry Bench
This project aims to install 3 Hungry Benches across Camden, which will be maintained via a partnership with Castlehaven Community Centre.
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The Hungry Bench Pilot Launch aims to install 3 Hungry Benches across Camden. The project will serve as an exhibition of novel sustainable construction materials at work, and demonstrate the power of plants in tackling climate change. Hungry Bench is the world’s first producer of carbon negative street furniture (i.e. street furniture that offsets more carbon than it emits during production and installation). By building street furniture out of landfill waste, the Hungry Bench provides a sustainable alternative to concrete, wooden and metal benches. We’ve developed a bench that can store up to one tonne of CO2 emissions. There are 100,000 street benches sold on average in the UK each year. If every one of these benches were a Hungry Bench, that would be equivalent to 100,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions stored, forever! The Hungry Bench represents a practical, measurable and scalable solution for public and private institutions to address climate change on a local scale.
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Why it's a great idea:
This project will deliver three types of benches, each bringing different benefits. (Pictures in order) (1) Hungry Bench 'Original' and (2) Hungry Cube These benches will serve as a public exhibition of alternative construction materials, which will allow us to decarbonise our public spaces. Our in-house concrete-alternative (Hungry Concrete) is comprised of waste plastics and landfill waste. For each tonne of Hungry Concrete produced, we offset on average 606kg of CO2. This represents a saving of approximately 850kg CO2 compared to standard concrete. In addition to tackling climate change, these benches will provide seating for the public to enjoy, creating new social focal points in Camden. (3) Hungry Planter This bench will comprise live plants, which will be maintained by a team of volunteer gardeners from Castlehaven Community Centre. In addition to the benefits listed above, the Hungry Planter will engage the local community in a shared project to make Camden greener.
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Location Camden Town
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London Borough of Camden
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How will the money be spent?Total £16,197
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