On behalf of the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, the Sustainability and Climate Action Consultative Committee of the CSG Innovation and Digital Adoption Subgroup has prepared the document “Circular Economy Guidance for the Irish Construction Sector - The Need to Understand and Embed Circular Economy Principles”.
The group is composed of experts from industry, government departments and agencies, local authorities, NGOs, academia, and others that possess extensive knowledge and expertise in resource use and waste within the construction sector. This document is the first step in envisioning a thriving Irish construction sector, fully embracing circular economy principles that maintain products, components, and materials at their highest use and value throughout their lifecycle. It aims to set out the necessary actions to replace the linear construction sector economy, characterised by a take-make-dispose approach, with a circular one that focuses on reducing the extraction of natural resources, recovery, retention, refurbishment, remanufacturing, and reutilisation.
The CIOB has responded to the consultation document, drawing on our considerable body of work in the area of sustainable construction.
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