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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Optimizing Recycling: Criteria for Comparing and Improving Recycled Feedstocks in Building Products

Title:
Optimizing Recycling: Criteria for Comparing and Improving Recycled Feedstocks in Building Products

Abstract:
Global industry has made progress toward a world in which more efficient use of resources, including recycling, helps to reduce impacts on the natural systems that support life. However, contamination of recycled-content raw material (or "feedstock") with potentially toxic substances reduces feed-stock value, impedes growth of recycling rates, and can endanger human and environmental health. This paper provides findings and recommendations about how progress in resource use efficiency and recycling can occur along with the production of healthier building products. This paper is based on the review of eleven common recycled-content feedstocks used to manufacture building materials that are sold in California's San Francisco Bay Area. It provides manufacturers and purchasers of building products, government agencies, and the recycling industry with recommendations for optimizing recycled-content feedstocks in building products to increase their value, marketability and safety.

URL:
http://healthybuilding.net/uploads/files/stopwaste-recycling-whitepaper.pdf

Source:
Healthy Building Network; StopWaste; SF Environment

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
October 2015

Associated Sectors:

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).

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