RE-MED highlights the importance to quantify the impact of construction waste


Climate change, two words describing today’s most pressing issue. The world should be acting with all its means to reduce the impacts of climate change. In the construction and demolition sector, the aggregate industry is responsible for 40% of total CO2 emissions. Using aggregates derived from construction and demolition waste, reducing distances and minimizing energy consumption could mitigate part of the construction and demolition industry’s climate change impacts. To quantify this mitigation, the circularity index is introduced as a measure of the exploitation potential of construction and demolition products.

For more information on circularity index assessment results in the Italian and Spanish motorway sector, check out the following RE-MED publication


Comparing the material circularity index of the Italian and Spanish motorway: a case study over the Mediterranean basin


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