Recycling and reusing in focus
As the world’s population continues to rise, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, recycling and reusing building waste material will be more important than ever.
From 2000-2010 our material footprint, which reflects the amount of raw materials we extract, increased in all regions of the world, demonstrating our necessity on raw materials to meet our consumption needs and patterns.
As populations continue to rise, so does urban growth. For the first time in history, more people live in cities rather than in rural areas, increasing the need for urban accommodation and infrastructure.
Waste not, want not
The building sector is responsible for a third of all waste that ends up in landfills each year. To help offset this environmentally impactful practice, waste material projects and technologies, like upcycling, are being implemented to return used materials into products with commercial value, helping reduce waste and lowering the demand of virgin raw materials.
Circulating raw material
To move away from the current, more linear consumption method, the circular economy philosophy aims to close the linear consumption loop, reducing our material footprint by re-using resources efficiently and profitably.
The proper management of waste is a vital part of our sustainable future and using the right materials can contribute to sustainable living.
Already facing challenging circumstances, the need for developers to partner with manufactures that offer sustainable materials and end-of-life programs, like upcycling, which transforms used building materials into products with the same qualities as those of virgin materials, is vital. It decreases the amount of waste sent to landfills each year and reduces our material footprint, creating a cleaner and more efficient sustainable future.
Rockfon acoustic solutions are made of stone wool, a sustainable material that is essentially inexhaustible. They are durable and can be upcycled, contributing to the circular economy and a cleaner future.