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09 Aug 2023

"Public sector construction and its role in the circular economy"

In June I sat on a panel at FOOTPRINT+ representing NACF, for what resulted in a very lively discussion on galvanising the circular economy in the built environment. 

We were there to talk about construction in the public sector specifically, but one of the key points was that getting this right needs to see the public and private sectors working together.

The circular economy is a big topic and one that is fundamental to how we approach public sector buildings in the future.  The built environment is the biggest user of natural resources and material extraction continues to rise dramatically each year.   Despite occupying just 1% of land surface, the built environment is responsible for about 25% of land system change and that can’t continue.


Written by Kingsley Clarke