About this good practice
The objective of the project is adaptation of recycling technology so as to achieve the highest quality input material with stable properties and thus ensure efficient use of all components of recycled waste concrete.
This catalogue brings to the various stakeholders a catalogue of possible usage in various
▪ Recycled / recyclable material
▪ Secondary raw material
▪ Inert waste, hazardous waste etc
▪ The recycled materials with potential of the use in construction
▪ The products containing recycled materials
▪ EU and Czech law documents
▪ Certification, Requirements and Standards
This project was financed within the public procurement for the Czech Standardization Agency (state-funded institution established by the Czech Office for Standards, Metrology and Testing). The total budget was approx. EUR 470,000 and the research was realized by 10 – 15 people.
Evidence of success
Creation of a portal “Recycle buildings!” (http://www.recyklujmestavby.cz/; financed and ensured by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic and the Czech Agency for Standardization)
3 concrete pre-demolition audit
10 presentations at conferences and workshops organized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic and the Czech Agency for Standardization
Potential for learning or transfer
This best practice has brought a clarity into a usage of various construction materials. Setting a market standarsd and communicate all the advantages of usage recycled contents makes it much easier for final users to choose recycled content instead of raw materials.
The catalog has two basic sections – an overview of secondary raw materials and recycled products. To complete the overview of the topics, the following sections collect legislative requirements and related regulations, standards and test procedures for putting recycled products into practice.
This enable to public and private sector incl. municipalities better orientation in possibilities in using of construction waste and recycled products.
The key precondition of success is support from the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic and the Czech Agency for Standardization that ensures not only financing but also helps to credibility and promotion of the catalogue.