The constant renewal of buildings, both public and private, the redevelopment of numerous industrial areas, reclaiming of brownfields and generic urban development bring to light the problem of the management of construction and demolition waste.
At present, construction and demolition waste (C&D) accounts for 30% of all waste material produced in Europe, this percentage unfortunately increases in other continents.
The disposal of C&D waste at landfills dumps is causing major environmental concern, because, truth to be told, inert waste is not a problem for construction sites. It is, and must be, considered a resource.
The aggregate market produced by C&D, for instance, see fit its reuse in road works, pipelines, creation of new homes, yards and industrial buildings.
This is why MB is so adamant to raise awareness and encourage companies to recycle waste from C&D. Because recycling produces new material. And this material replaces the raw material that is usually extracted for new processes. Therefore recycling preserves the environment and its natural resources.