Construction waste will be sent for recycling in this industry, the Russian Environmental Operator (REO) told Izvestia on Thursday, June 30.
“Most of all industrial waste is generated during the repair and demolition of buildings and structures. In cities, such types of waste as concrete and reinforced concrete, fragments of bricks, scrap asphalt, wood, cullet and linoleum predominate. All these materials can be reused,” said Denis Butsaev, Director General of the PPC REO.
In order to regulate the reuse of these wastes in the construction industry at the legislative level, the Ministry of Construction and the REO formed a program – “Use of secondary resources, secondary raw materials from waste in the field of construction and housing and communal services.” It is focused on 2022-2030. Experts plan: by 2030, the share of secondary resources used in raw materials and materials in construction will grow to 40% of recyclable materials.
The program has already passed interdepartmental coordination, it was sent for approval to the government.
Thus, Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko instructed to develop such a program within the framework of the federal project “Circular Economy”. Given the new economic conditions, such an approach is quite timely, it will have a beneficial effect on the country’s economy and ecology, Butsaev noted.
In mid-June, the REO told Izvestiya that within the framework of the program for the recycling of construction waste in the same industry, by 2030, 40% of such waste will be used in road construction. The experience of foreign countries has shown that the use of 80% to 90% of secondary resources is quite possible. India has a good example of the use of recycled materials, in particular plastic, in the construction of roads. Over 30,000 km of roads were built there with the help of recycled plastic waste.