The circular economy – Under construction
Construction products that must be procured off-site should, where possible, be reused from other demolished assets or, if that is not possible, manufactured from recycled resources. However, care should be taken to ensure that reused and recycled products do not cause unintended negative environmental and social consequences. For example, transporting reused products for far greater distances than local virgin products. LCA can greatly assist in identifying which options are beneficial overall.