Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Anette Müller

Progress in the recycling of masonry rubble (Part 1)

Present practice in the recycling of masonry rubble cannot claim to be contributing to resource efficiency. Building on a 2003 review article on the recycling of masonry rubble [5], this contribution reports on new findings and current developments of relevance. The characteristics of “masonry rubble“ as a material flow category are described, and current research findings and extant technologies explained.

1 Introduction

Resource efficiency with regard to abiotic, non-energy raw materials is an expressly central component of ProgRess - the German Resource Efficiency Programme [1], as adopted by the German Federal Cabinet in March 2012. With regard to construction materials and waste, instruments are needed for generating more acceptance for recycled construction material. The objective is to secure for the long term the country‘s already high recycling rate. Diverse political instruments are geared to achieving that goal:

The amended 2012 version of the Closed Substance Cycle/Waste Management Act...

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