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TOOLS FOR THE VALORIZATION OF SECONDARY MATERIALS IN THE FLEMISH REGION



Author(s): Liesbet E. Van Cauwenberghe
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: Isabel M. Martins, Carina Ulsen, Yury Villagran
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2018
Pages: 511-515
Total Pages: 05
Language : English


Abstract: Recycling is one thing, but how do you guarantee the quality of the recycled material? It is
equally important that users of the recycled material have faith in its quality. In Flanders, there
are 2 examples of how traceability of waste streams can be an important tool to guarantee this
quality. These traceability systems start with the identification of the material, the selective
removal of it, the follow up of the transport, and the verification of the proper application.
However, we also observe a threat for the circular economy: it could be misused as a cheap way
to dispose of specific waste streams. Recycling might be used as an excuse to reuse and dilute
hazardous materials. To avoid high landfill costs and taxes, industries may try to recycle their
waste in building products. Therefor a quality management system is essential to avoid misuses.
Tracimat and Grondbank are good examples of how quality can be guaranteed and trust in the
recycled material of the end user can be created.


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


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