Maximising the recovery of materials and resources from demolition has economic as well as sustainability benefits. Minimising demolition arisings through recycling and identifying reuse opportunities reduces disposal costs, material procurement and has the potential to create an income.
By linking the The ICE Demolition Protocol, Site Waste Management Planning and Recycled Content quick wins demolition and regeneration projects have the potential to effectively manage waste arisings from the demolition and intergate them into the new build. To ensure best practice and improved materials resource efficiency in regeneration it is essential to adopt key performance indicatiors (KPIs) and set minimum requirements for:
the recovery of demolition materials;
the use of recovered demolition materials on site; and
use recycled content in the new build.
The efficient use of materials in regeneration projects
WRAP's step by step guidance linking demolition and newbuild presents a framework for reducing landfill, material wastage and associated costs in regeneration projects, supporting the good practice by integrating the demolition protocol, Site Waste Management Plans and Recycled Content Quick Wins.
If you are a policy maker, planner, client, developer, architect, design engineer, demolition or new build contractor you will find all you need in this guidance to introduce good practice in materials resource efficiency into your projects.
AggRegain demolition module
The AggRegain module offers information on best practice methodologies to deliver more sustainable demolition, refurbishment and new build projects. In addition, the importance of the supply chain is described, with the inter-relation of key parties explained.
Case Studies: Achieving high reuse and recycling rates