StoneCycling® | Sustainable and Circular Building Materials
Debris from construction and demolition is one of the biggest waste streams in the world. In Europe, it accounts for approximately 30% of all waste generated. In countries like the United States and China, the percentage is even higher.
There are many great initiatives in place around the world for recycling this material, but in practice they often lead to downcycling: building products that once had value end up as fill under roadbeds or in one of many landfills.
At the same time, we dig up tonnes of raw materials each year to turn into the building products that make up our cities and infrastructure. Vast excavations often destroy landscapes and ecosystems; basic raw materials such as construction sand and high-quality clay are becoming increasingly scarce. The need for alternative resources is an ever more pressing necessity.
We started StoneCycling in 2013, seeing both a need and an opportunity to come up with a new type of building material: one whose main input is the waste we all produce. A more sustainable and circular material that proves it’s possible to build high-quality structures from waste.