Tessa Wernink of the podcast, 'What if We Get it Right?' recently spoke with Shimrit Perkol-Finkel, founder of ECOncrete, and winner of the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® awarded by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and the Biomimicry Institute.
Concrete is the second most consumed material on earth and it is responsible for about 8% of global carbon emissions. Many man-made coastlines made with regular concrete are actually killing biodiversity, but Perkol-Finkel is using what she's learned to create environmentally sensitive concrete solutions that are inpsired by nature; she's using biomimicry.
ECOncrete is designed to develop rich and diverse marine life and counter the negative effects of using concrete in coastal areas.