Improving the Recycling Rate of the Construction Industry

Konstantinos Grigoriadis, Mark Whittaker, Marios Soutsos, Wei Sha, Loredana Napolano, Andrea Klinge, Sara Paganoni, Maria Casado, Linus Brander, Miguel Prieto Rabade, Urs Mueller, Marjan Mousavi, Otto During, Michael Scullin, Ruben Correia, Tommaso Zerbi, Irene Merli, Ilaria Ingrosso, Agnese Attanasio, Alessandro Largo

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Abstract

Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) accounts for approximately 25-30% of all waste generated across Europe each year. However, Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC requires from all EU member states to achieve at least 70% re-use, recycling or other recovery of non-hazardous CDW by 2020. In response, the Horizon 2020 RE4 Project (REuse and REcycling of CDW materials and structures in energy efficient pREfabricated elements for building REfurbishment and construction) consortium was set up. Its main aims are to assess the quality of various CDW fractions (e.g. mineral aggregate, timber, plastics, silt & clay), improve the quality of mineral aggregates and develop different building elements/components which contain at least 65% of CDW. Innovative building concepts will also be developed in an effort to improve recycling rates of future buildings through the use of prefabrication and modular design. The developed products and technologies will be assessed in a number of test sites by building 2-storey demonstration houses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT5)
EditorsEshmaiel Ganjian, Mukesh Limbachiya, Nader Ghafoori, Peter Claisse, Mohammadreza Bagheri
Place of PublicationCoventry
PublisherInternational Committee of the SCMT conferences
Pages400-414
Number of pages15
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781078314435
Publication statusPublished - 07 Jul 2019
EventFifth International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT5) - Kingston University, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Jul 201917 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameSustainable Construction Materials and Technologies Conferences : Proceedings
PublisherInternational Committee of the SCMT conferences
ISSN (Print)2515-3048
ISSN (Electronic)2515-3056

Conference

ConferenceFifth International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT5)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period14/07/201917/07/2019

Keywords

  • CDW-derived materials
  • Prefabricated structures
  • Recycling
  • Reuse

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