Building materials: from waste to resource

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According to a circular economy concept, building materials and construction and demolition waste may circulate in continuous, technological cycles within the city. Adequate policies, tools, infrastructure and urban planning enable sustainable metabolism of building materials in urban areas. This article investigates two waste management systems and related policies, regulations and planning tools in countries, where the level of recycling of construction and demolition waste is high – in Germany and the Netherlands. Presented analysis of an integrated approach to construction and demolition waste aims to establish inspiring guidelines for sustainable metabolism of building materials.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th Young Scientists Towards the Challenges of Modern Technology: conference proceedings
Number of pages2
Place of PublicationWarsaw
PublisherFoundation for Young Scientists
Publication date2015
ISBN (Electronic)978—83-935118-3-9
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event10th Conference Young Scientists Towards the Challenges
of Modern Technology
- Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 21 Sep 201521 Sep 2015


Conference10th Conference Young Scientists Towards the Challenges
of Modern Technology
LocationWarsaw University of Technology


  • construction waste
  • building materials
  • reused materials
  • urban planning

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