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Knowledge Resource For Circular Economy Thinking In Construction
Circular economy thinking means maintaining access to materials and resources for continual and future use. This interactive Knowledge Resource about circular economy thinking in construction provides easy access to the many challenges and opportunities that this concept poses for construction as well as to the many, many strands of activity that are required to implement circular economy thinking in construction. Much of the work to develop CE thinking to date has been focused on short-lived consumer goods such as phones, computers, washing machines etc. But can this thinking also be applied to complex buildings and infrastructure that exist for decades if not centuries. Can the modern built environment and its component parts be designed to be more efficient, last longer, be better used, and be available for similar or alternate purposes at end of life.