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Marina Skanche

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How to map used building materials!

During this year, several municipalities and organizations in Scandinavia have mapped over 30,000 materials in Loopfront for reuse, repair and redesign. This is a trend that has come to stay! With increasing interest and initiatives for reuse of building materials worldwide, both public and private stakeholders are working to create a new norm with reuse.

Two regional reuse networks with a dozen real estate companies are now being established in Oslo and Trondheim. The networks will make it easier to reuse building materials in the rehabilitation or demolition of buildings.

Mapping thousands of materials and furniture for reuse at NTNU

In 2012, Universitetsavisa (The university newspaper) published the article “Gode møbler går på...

70% of construction and demolition waste shall be re-used or recycled by 2020

In 2008, the EU's Waste Framework Directive set the goal that a minimum of 70% (of...

Furniture for a third of the price

Almost ten million tons of furniture is thrown away anually in Europe, despite being in good...

Municipality saves millions on reuse

Last year, Asker Municipality in the region of Oslo launched an ambitious reuse-project in...