In 2019, the global rate of consumption of materials was 100 billion tons and is projected to reach 175 billion tons in 2050. The buildings and construction sector is responsible for 36% of final energy demand globally, representing 39% of energy and process related emissions. The largest volume of waste currently comes from the demolition of buildings, with only ⅓ of construction waste being reused.
The Future of Recycled Building Materials
There are 3 key areas relevant to the future of recycled building materials, which I will cover in this blog:
- Circular Economy
- New Builds