The idea of reusing materials resulting from renovation or demolition work is gaining momentum. It has to be said that it is very attractive since by reviving this age-old practice, there is indeed much to be gained - new means of recycling, low-cost materials, improved carbon footprint during activities, etc... The list is long. All that remains is to remove any barriers.
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Friday December 9th, 2016
Sustainable solutions for the cities of the future – Pollutec 2016
Pollutec, the international exhibition on environmental solutions, took place between 29 November and 2 December. This 27th edition brought together more than 100,000 manufacturers.
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