DE-2.3 :: Material Flows

In recent years, the approach undertaken by land recycling for soil and waste material management has led to a problem for land recycling. Individual cases instead of larger systematic solutions raise the cost of land recycling. For this reason the issue of “land recycling” should be more closely connected to questions raised by energy and resource efficiency. Research is required for the following questions:
• What are the requirements of the material cycle management system for the use of construction materials and removed soil in relation to energy and resource efficiency?
• Can life cycle analyses be developed for construction materials and with this understanding new instruments be developed for, for example, the requirement of the reuse of construction materials?