Webinar recording on circular approaches for the management of municipal construction and demolition waste now available

The COLLECTORS project consortium is happy to announce that the recording of the webinar we organized on 26 June is now available for download online at this link.

The session was a discussion about circular approaches for the management of municipal construction and demolition waste.

During it, four speakers presented different aspects of the topic:

  • Paolo Marengo, involved in two H2020 projects concerning industrial symbiosis and circular solutions in the construction value chain, is the author of “Sustainable construction guidelines for public authorities” published by ACR+ last December. During the webinar he talked about the crucial role played by local and regional authorities in the whole construction life cycle, with a focus on circularity and materials resource efficiency strategies. The guidelines are composed by different sustainable construction strategies and some basic points that local and regional authorities can develop and implement. The presentation of the guidelines and the related case studies can be accessed here.
  • Ive Vanderreydt is research team leader at VITO and focuses mainly on the coordination and implementation of policy support studies that help to unlock the potential of the circular economy. He presented the work of COLLECTORS on circular approaches for CDW that can be viewed here.
  • Michael Dino Hansen & Claus Juul Nielsen, told us a story of cooperation between the Municipality of Odense (Denmark) and the Danish company Gamle Mursten for the local recovery of municipal CDW. The first presentation is about the system to manage C&D waste, types of C&D recovered, and future challenges; it can be downloaded here. In the second presentation (available here), the CEO of Gamle Mursten talks about the value system of demolition waste, and how to ensure the collection, recycling and reuse of CDW material – mainly bricks – saving tonnes of CO2 emissions.