Circular Economy Thinking for Construction Waste Management in islands

The islands of Cyprus and Malta face a construction boom! Vast demolition, reconstruction and construction activities are producing a sizeable amount of construction and demolition waste (CDW). Cyprus and Malta, as well as island systems in other European countries, have limitations in landfill sites and construction waste treatment plants. CDW can have a high cost to manage and an adverse effect on the local environment due to the limited high value land mass and local resources of island nations.

Thus, there is a need to instruct engineers, construction companies and technicians to use profitable green materials/processes/practices, include Circular Economy design in educational systems from a young age and at work and to improve training and reduce shortage of trained educators.

Through the EIT Climate-KIC RIS Ideation Project “Circular Economy Thinking for Construction Waste Management in islands” an infobook was created (a) conceptualising the situation, (b) identifying the barriers and (c) providing a roadmap, including policy recommendation. The infobook can found here.

 

The infobook and video were produced for the EIT Climate-KIC RIS ideation Project “Circular Economy Thinking for Construction Waste Management in islands” which has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, a body of the European Union, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.