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Recycling Heritage: One Building’s Loss is Another Building’s Gain

Progressive Heritage

reduce_reuse_recycleWe are more than half way through Recycle Week 2014 – June 16th – 22nd.

The re-use of heritage buildings seems inherently ‘on message’ with recycling:

The volume of materials required to develop the building is Reduced;

Ideally as much existing material is Reused;

The waste material is …..what happens? – is this Recycled?

From personal experience – existing panel doors in a scheme were to be removed but what happened to them had not been determined. The building was listed – and following a call to the local authority I discovered that there was no system in place to effectively salvage materials. Furthermore the council had no helpful contact information to pass on – such as a local reclamation yard. Setting aside possible concerns of ‘endorsement’ or ‘recommendation’ for particular salvage companies surely there is a loop here that would ideally…

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