VOLVO’S Saving Sydney Harbour’s MARINE LIFE And They’re On Their Way To Winning A GLOBAL PRIZE For It!
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Have you heard the news? @volvocarau have been announced as a finalist for the Earthshot Prize, for their innovative Living Seawall Project in Sydney Harbour.
Volvo partnered with @reefdesignlab and @syd_marine_science to design 3D printed tiles that mimic the root structure of native mangrove trees, giving a new and much needed home to oysters, fish, algae and other marine life.
Around 50% of the shoreline has been lost to seawalls, which has a roll on effect of decreasing biodiversity and ocean habitats.
The Living Seawall tiles have been placed along the harbour and will remain there for up to 20 years, with researchers monitoring the project along the way in the hopes of increasing biodiversity and improving water quality in the area.
50 tiles are already in place and each one is made from a 3D printed mould then cast in concrete and reinforced with 100% recycled plastic fibres. The texture replicates the geometry of oyster shells.
And all this work has landed Volvo as a finalist for the Earthshot Prize – awarded to the most innovative and inspiring solutions to the environmental challenges our planet faces.
We’re thrilled with the news! Share this post to show everyone that amazing, thoughtful and really inspiring environmental work is being done right here in our own backyard!