Austrian social enterprises develop a business model for re-use of building materials

Construction and demolition waste is the most voluminous waste stream generated in the EU and a priority waste stream according to the European Commission. Last year Austria introduced a progressive regulation to prevent waste of high-value material by boosting re-use of construction and demolition components. In response, a project was launched to exercise re-use on a large-scale demolition work for the first time in Austria. According to the Austrian Recycled […]

Educational centre in Dublin puts circular economy talks into practice

Educational centre in Dublin puts circular economy talks into practice

A renovated 1960s boiler house in Dublin has become a unique place to host initiatives working on waste prevention and re-use including social enterprises. Originally destined for demolition the industrial building was finally renovated by the WISER Life project and demonstrates how to use waste as resources and keep energy and materials in circulation. After 2 years of planning and a 10-month building period, the boiler house was officially opened […]

Irish re-use and recycling social enterprise

In mid-October the RREUSE network met in Dublin hosted by the Community Reuse Network Ireland (CRNI). RREUSE members from nine European countries and the USA dedicated three days to getting to know the Irish re-use scene through participating in a conference on Making Reuse and Recycling Happen, site visits and discussions with the Irish colleagues. Apart from learning about the numerous waste prevention initiatives funded by the Irish EPA, the […]