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Embracing the circular economy. BS 8001

CIS Briefing 07/2017

NBS, 2017
Embracing the circular economy. BS 8001

Document Status

Replaced, remains current

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Core Supplement

Series

CIS Briefing

Abstract

Currently, the world’s economy relies primarily on a “take, make, dispose” linear model that requires access to large quantities of cheap and accessible materials and energy and large areas in which to dispose of products at the perceived end of their lifecycle. However, we are now 1) running out of those large quantities, and 2) waste accumulation is becoming an ever-increasing problem. Enter the ideology of a circular economy. In circular thinking, materials, components and products are kept at their highest use and value at all time. The focus is on restoration, regeneration and reuse rather than disposal.

Author

Sharman, J.

Subjects

Publisher History

NBS are committed to offering distinctive, innovative specification and information solutions to construction industry professionals and are proud to be leading the construction industry in its digital evolution. Their roots lie in the UK's National Building Specification and for nearly 50 years has been helping the construction industry build better and with lower risk. Their future lies in cloud-based technologies and connected data, as they fast become the information marketplace for the global construction industry.


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NBS has produced specification systems and information products for construction industry professionals for more than 40 years. The National Building Specification is the recognised UK national standard and is used by over 5,000 organisations. NBS is part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd.

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