Watershed Block


Watershed Blocks are alternatives to building blocks made of recycled materials using less cement.

Product description Brand name and product description

Watershed Materials has developed a technology to use up to 100% locally sourced recycled material as aggregate for an alternate masonry block. They use post-industrial recycled materials – without washing or intense processing – to produce masonry blocks. Watershed Materials technology incorporates no colorants, dyes, or artificial pigments. Surface finishes are not required, eliminating concerns over volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other harmful coatings. The technology allows for natural clay found readily all over the planet to be turned into sustainable masonry products.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Within 250 mile radius of the San Francisco Bay Area. However, with carbon offset credits, it can be transported worldwide.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.


Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

RePlast, Blockwalls Concrete, BioMason, and many other block systems reducing the carbon footprint.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

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