Sustainable development of the built environment: response to contradiction through the circular economy and designing out waste in the construction industry

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Abstract

The concept of the 'circular economy,' a term perhaps unfamiliar just a few years ago, has now caught the imagination of thought-leaders across the world, and is taking shape as a viable, practical alternative to the current linear economic model based on the notion of 'take-make-dispose' – a model that has, for generations, embodied an expanding culture of waste production. With 3 billion middle class consumers expected to enter the global market place by 2030 the need for changing our relationship with waste is urgent.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2017
EventDesigning Out Construction Waste: Launching Zero Waste Scotland's guide for Architects and Designers - Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Mar 20173 Mar 2017

Conference

ConferenceDesigning Out Construction Waste
Abbreviated titleDesigning Out Construction Waste
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period3/03/173/03/17

Keywords

  • circular economy
  • sustainability
  • sustainable buildings
  • waste management

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