Resource Efficiency and Climate Change, Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future, published by the UN Environment Programme in 2020, defines reuse (ReU) as a material efficiency (ME) strategy: ‘…consisting of recovery, remanufacturing, and reuse of components or products displacing the production of spare parts or primary products.’
- Adaptive reuse.
- Arranging direct reuse.
- Hire, reclaim and reuse scheme combats construction waste
- Dismantling of bricks for reuse
- Systemic view on reuse potential of building elements, components and systems
- Reduce, reuse, recycle
- Rescue and Reuse: communities, heritage and architecture
- Reuse of building products and materials – barriers and opportunities
- Systemic view on Reuse Potential of building elements, components and systems – Comprehensive Framework for assessing Reuse Potential of Building Elements
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The Circular Economy wiki is supported by the Circular Construction in Regenerative Cities (CIRCuIT) project, which is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. CIRCuIT is a collaborative project involving 31 ambitious partners across the entire built environment chain in Copenhagen, Hamburg, Helsinki Region and Greater London. Through a series of demonstrations, case studies, events and dissemination activities, the project will showcase how circular construction practices can be scaled and replicated across Europe to enable sustainable building in cities and the transition to a circular economy on a wider scale.