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 […]

New tool shows CO2 emissions saved through re-use

How big an impact does it make if you keep a product in use rather than throwing it away? A new online calculator available in English and developed by the Spanish re-use network of social enterprises Aeress helps answer this question. The English version of the calculator was launched to coincide with this year’s Re-use More Throw Less campaign, an action we organise within the European Week for Waste Reduction. […]