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Construction challenges to become a sustainable sector

Desafios de la construccion para convertirse en un sector sustentable oferta servicios Hidronor
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Like many other industries, construction generates a significant percentage of solid waste with a high environmental impact. From a macro perspective, the Ministry of the Environment reports that 61% of the solid waste is considered industrial origin, and it is estimated that 56% within this percentage comes from construction.

To regulate the responsible management of this waste and force construction companies to start establishing sustainable strategies, in August 2020 the RCD Roadmap and Circular Economy under Construction 2035was launched, in addition to the Sustainable Construction Strategy (2013) and the Roadmap for a Circular Chile by 2040 in order to advance with the determination of goals that will guide Chile to becoming a sustainable country.

In detail, the C&D debris and Circular Economy Roadmap proposes that by 2025 at least 15% of the materials and construction systems have the certification for circular characteristics and an increase of 30% by 2035. It also states a recovery of at least 30% of the volume of Construction and Demolition Waste (C&D debris) by 2050, either by its reuse or recyclingfor the manufacturing of new products.

In this sense, the circular economy goals for the construction sector are clear, but achieving them is no less challenging. For this matter, in the event of not being able to comply with the regulations through intrinsic procedures for each business, companies like Hidronor offer outsourcing services for the correct transport, treatment, revaluation, recycling, analysis and final disposal of industrial waste.

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