News surrounding recycling in the US has increased public demand for transparency from an industry that has, for too long, remained hidden behind a trusted triangular symbol. Most of the attention has focused on residential waste, while construction and demolition waste recycling has been quietly experiencing an equally troubling downward trend. Building standards like LEED have tried to incentivized better methods, but a higher level of effort and ‘trash literacy’ is needed to find viable solutions for waste prevention and diversion.
From designers to generators to processors, we each play a critical role in effectively managing waste in the context of turbulent recycling markets. This panel, from the 2020 Green Building United Sustainability Symposium, takes you through the waste management process, highlighting challenges and best practices using changes under LEED v4.1 as a basis for discussion.
Presenter: Kristie Broussard, Re:Vision Architecture