1 Kano University of Science and Technology, Nigeria
2 School of Built Environment (SOBE), University of Salford, UK
*Corresponding author: Aminu Lawan Abdullahi, PhD, Kano University of Science and Technology, Nigeria
Submission: July 13, 2018; Published: September 24, 2018
ISSN 2639-0574 Volume2 Issue3
The renowned proponent of “biomimicry” , defined it as a science of imitating the designs and processes of nature to solve human problems, while using ecological standards for the judgement of human innovations. According to this paradigm, nature is regarded as a teacher to learn from rather than a source of resources for extraction. The need for such approaches as biomimicry becomes even more compelling as humans realised that our industrial activities are at the threshold of over-stretching the bearing capacity of the planet- earth. Extraction of materials for industrial application is usually associated with negative environmental impacts, and depletion of high-quality resources.