Using waste as a resource, rather than disposing of it as waste, is what makes a circular economy circular. It takes the two ends of a linear product lifecycle – namely resource sourcing at the start and product disposal at the end – and links them together into a closed loop, where the materials contained in end-of-life products are extracted and used as resource inputs to make new products.Continue reading “3 Examples of Using Waste as a Resource”
The Role of a Materials Company in the Circular Construction Industry
In the Netherlands alone, 81 metric tons of construction waste is generated every year – nevertheless, the country has managed an applaudable 80% recycling rate on their construction and demolition waste. In fact, the construction industry in Europe and the Netherlands is steadily heading towards more sustainable development practices. And hence the opportunities for material vendors with a circular business strategy arise.
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