Industrial symbiosis is an essential concept for the circular economy. Local or wider co-operation in industrial symbiosis can reduce the need for virgin raw material and waste disposal, thereby closing the material loop – a fundamental feature of the circular economy and a driver for green growth and eco-innovative solutions. Some initiatives currently exist at national, regional, and local level. However, in order to make industrial symbiosis a widespread commercial reality, more needs to be done to manage the flow of waste material from different sectors and industries. (more…)

The BAU Fair, which is a leader for architecture, materials, and systems in the building industry, hosted over 250,000 visitors and 2,120 exhibitors attending from many different countries in this year’s organization. (more…)

Circular Economy thinking in construction is now the theme of a number of construction projects, manufacturing initiatives, research projects, standards developments, books, workshops and conferences. Come and listen to the latest activities and thinking going on in all these areas related to construction, including British Glass who will represent the FISSAC project, on Friday 20 January 2016 at the Building Centre, in central London (UK). (more…)

The second FISSAC newsletter has been released. This edition contains articles on the pilot living lab project of FISSAC, a special report on steel, a project update and more information on events. To view the second FISSAC newsletter please go here.