Elon Musk plans on recycling excavated dirt into bricks for low-cost housing

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m1/m17d7cwkss22t1ca.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Back in March, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150056660/boring-company-to-start-selling-lego-like-interlocking-bricks-made-from-tunneling-rock" rel="nofollow" >Elon Musk announced that his Boring Company would be selling LEGO-like bricks</a> made from leftover dirt, excavated to make way for his <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/877400/the-boring-company" rel="nofollow" >Boring tunnels</a>. Land excavation is a costly endeavor and the question of "where will 550,000 cubic yards&nbsp;of dirt go?" poses many economic and environmental challenges. If the dirt is of good enough quality, it is often sent to other construction sites in need of filling, or to highways and other infrastructure projects. But, if it is deemed of poor quality, excavated land is sent off to landfills and quarries, or contamination facilities in a worst-case scenario. In the end, all options are expensive and time consuming.
Musk's brick approach is not an entirely bad way to address issues of leftover waste. How much of the land removed would be safe enough to use as material remains an obvious point of inquiry, but, recycling the that is decent enough into bricks could reduce costs as well as environmental impact. On Boring Company's ...

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