|The REBRICK project – a CIP Eco-Innovation project|
Reused bricks significantly reduces the amount of waste that is generated, and brick reuse in buildings saves the significant amounts of CO2 used in baking new bricks.
Therefore, the REBRICK project aims to create the first market uptake of a technology, which enables a paradigm change within demolition waste handling and recycling in Europe. Currently, building demolition wastes, including cement, mortar and bricks, are either land filled or crushed and recycled– despite the fact that bricks can easily last for several centuries. As the baking of new bricks is very energy and resource intensive, the ability to recycle bricks will have a major environmental impact through reduced CO2 emissions and reduction of waste.
Our technology has been developed and demonstrated over the past 8 years. It exploits the huge recycling potential of used bricks through automated sorting of demolition wastes; separation of old bricks; and cleaning using vibrational rasping, making each brick ready for reuse. Each reused brick saves 0.5 kilo of CO2 emissions compared to building with new bricks.
A consortium consisting of four European partners will run the project:
Gamle Mursten will be responsible for coordination and management of the project. Our Danish partner Scan-Vibro is responsible for the technical development. Our Italian partner, D’ Appolonia S.p.A . will be responsible for market analysis and dissemination activities.
READ MORE ON THE REBRICK WEBSITE: www.gamlemursten.eu
“This project is co-funded by the European Union within the CIP Eco-Innovation initiative of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP)."
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