Rethinking construction represents an enormous potential for reducing waste and increasing recycling and reuse
Rethinking construction represents an enormous potential for reducing waste and increasing recycling and reuse. Discarded materials from construction and demolition account for approximately 35 percent of waste generated in the EU, and with constantly growing cities, there is a continued need for new buildings. Danish companies are currently developing solutions that address topics that all contribute to more sustainable construction, including design for disassembly and waste prevention, non-toxic buildings and building materials as well as upgrading waste to be used within the building sector.
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