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CIRCULAR ECONOMY & RESOURCE USE EFFICIENCY AND RECYCLING ON THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT



Author(s): Vanderley M. John
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: IV International Conference Progress of Recycling in the Built Environment
Editor(s): Isabel M. Martins, Carina Ulsen, Yury Villagran
ISBN:
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-208-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2018
Pages: 11-14
Total Pages: 04
Language : English


Abstract: The demand for raw materials is growing very fast. Construction materials demand is growing
faster than those for other materials. Local scarcity of aggregates is becoming a reality in
many regions.
Most of the construction materials are accumulated in the earth crust as a stock of building
infrastructure and waste – which is one of the evidences of anthropocene - the actual flow of
waste available for recycling is low. This limits the circularity in the construction industry:
recycling is not enough to mitigate materials demand of construction industry.
Based on these findings, the paper discusses options to promote resource use efficiency in
construction as a tool to reduce demand for new raw materials.


Online publication : 2018
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00


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