wood
Ipe hardwood deck board
Material category:

Wood / Wood based

Identification number:

22-7138-238-a

The FSC-certified timber decking was installed along the Kwun Tong Promenade, and this small off-cut was discarded during large-scale replacement works. The tropical hardwood, ipe, …

VP_BD_P_0015
Peanut shell bioplastic
Material categories:

Animal / Animal based

Plant / Plant based

Identification number:

22-7182-229-a

Peanut shell bioplastic is a mixture of ground peanut shells, gelatine, glycerin, vinegar and water. The mixture is poured into a mold and air-dried for …

Pebble gravel
Smooth washed pebble from water feature
Material category:

Naturals (others)

Identification number:

22-7156-223-a

Smooth river pebbles, such as this sample, can be found as a decorative mulch used in landscape planters or set in concrete as a 'massage' …

Asphalt
Asphalt Fragment from Informal Road
Material categories:

Composite

Polymer

Identification number:

22-7156-214-a

This asphalt fragment, a mix of stone aggregate, filler, and bitumen, was found in the far northern fringe of Hong Kong, near old fish ponds …

VP_BD_P_0069
Glass mosaic tile and mortar fragment
Material categories:

Glass

Cement based

Identification number:

22-7138-204-a

The fragment was sourced from a damaged planter curb in Whampoa, Kowloon, HK. Likely the result of physical damage and gradual mechanical weathering, the displaced …

VP_BD_P_0045
Yellow Clear Glass Mosaic Tile
Material category:

Glass

Identification number:

22-7156-201-a

This clear yellow glass tile fragment was found on a Home Affairs Department planter in Hung Hom. Glass tiles like this can be found across …

VP_BD_P_0087
Ma On Shan closed iron mine quartz
Material category:

Mineral / Mineral based

Identification number:

22-7138-171-a

An abundant mineral, quartz has been mined in Hong Kong and can be found in weathered granites or quartz veins. These crystal fragments were found …

Site Fragment 1
Precast Concrete Aggregate Paving Block
Material categories:

Cement based

Mineral / Mineral based

Identification number:

22-7156-169-a

A precast concrete paving block with a surface treatment that exposes the recycled aggregates, likely from construction and demolition (C&D) materials. Crushing and recycling plants …

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