Old and used bricks that are collected, machine-washed, and then inspected for re-usage in the construction of new buildings.
Why do you consider it circular?
This business (Gamle Mursten) significantly reduces the amount of energy consumed during the production of new bricks by using old ones from dilapidated and/or vacant buildings.
Which principles of CE models are being used?
- Design out waste and pollution
- Reusing products and materials
What are the economic and environmental benefits?
Economic: Reduces material costs for both small and large-scale construction projects. This brick recycling process also creates value using structures that are essentially useless (something that Baltimore could really benefit from).
Environmental: The reduced need for brick manufacturing eliminates at least 150 tons of CO2 emissions released into the environment.
Which one of the “5 business-models” does it belong to?