The construction industry is one of the most wasteful industries in the world. Estimates reveal that construction and demolition activities account for approximately 40% of the solid waste generated yearly. This statistic amounts to nearly 100 million tons of waste in the United States alone.
Moreover, the construction industry expects to grow significantly in the coming years. The United Nations estimates that the world population will increase by nearly 2 billion people by 2050, which means that there will be an increased demand for housing and infrastructure. Unfortunately, this growth will likely lead to more waste generated by the construction industry.