EPEA part of EU project “ICEBERG”

ICEBERG aims to tackle the recycling and recovery of some of the most common construction and demolition waste.

35 public and private organisations from ten countries in the European Union take part in the ICEBERG project – acronym for Innovative Circular Economy Based solutions demonstrating the Efficient recovery of valuable material Resources from the Generation of representative End-of-Life building materials. The project is funded by the EU within the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation and will last for four years.

The intention is to help the deployment of the circular economy in the construction sector, so it works to develop reverse logistics tools and production technologies using valuable recovered materials. It also seeks to improve the reliability and acceptability of recycled materials from building and demolition waste.

The aim is to design, develop and validate advanced technologies to recover materials with low impurity levels (under 8%) from building, renovation and demolition waste. It will be validated on an industrial scale by means of 6 case studies in different locations, covering the circularity of concrete, ceramics, wood, plaster, insulating foams and super-insulating materials.

EPEA will contribute its Cradle to Cradle expertise to the project and lead the circular design of building elements as well as the practical catalogue for building professionals. Part of the project will be the design and manufacturing of new construction products with high levels of circularity. They will be durable elements, which can be easily disassembled and will incorporate high quantities of recovered materials (between 30% and 100%).

For more information please visit: www.iceberg-project.eu