Seagrass is considered waste, but we turn it into the perfect natural insulating material with an unsurpassable ecological balance
We turn the waste product seagrass into insulation material. We also offer ecological building advice. The procedure is simple: seagrass stalks tear off the ground in autumn and then can be taken out of the water. Spread out on meadows the rain washes it and wind and the sun drie it. Pressed in bales it is delivered to building sites. 100 years ago, people in many parts of the world were still aware of the excellent properties of pure and untreated seagrass: it is resistant to mould, fire and vermin and also has good insulation values. The demand has increased significantly. People want a healthy living environment, and they want to make a personal contribution to climate protection. Nowadays, when evaluating building materials, the energy used in production and the disposal at the end of their useful life are becoming increasingly important. Seagrass has a very long life span and can also be reused or composted after use and thus returned to the natural cycle.
In Germany, 100% of beach wrack is considered unwanted waste and is removed and disposed of at great financial and energetic expense.
Our goal is to establish a new culture of seagrass harvesting and use in Germany. In doing so, we hope for imitators throughout Europe or even the world. For example, countries that suffer from drought and heat and border on a sea can use seagrass as heat protection when building houses, fill their mattresses with it and mulch their fields with it.