PGR seminar 'Literature review: The state of art of circular economy implementation in building environment'

SITE (Science, Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship)

Speaker:Shan Gao, University of Exeter
Date: Wednesday 26 May 2021
Time: 10:30
Location: Via Microsoft Teams (Link via

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The circular economy (CE) concept has received increasing attention among different parties on various levels recently. The Construction Industry is responsible for over 30% of the extraction of natural resources and 25% of solid waste generated in the world. But the construction sector still mainly adopts a linear economic model of "take, make, dispose of", using materials to construct buildings and disposing them at the end of life, since they are assembled for one-time use and do not retain the potential for reuse. Adopting CE into the construction industry can promote the successful transition to sustainable construction. This research aims to assess the state of art of CE implementation, which can be used inside the building environment and find barriers and solutions to increasing the reclaim and reuse of building products, components, and materials.