BEYOND RECYCLE

Creating an intervention for recycling of Construction and Demolition(C&D) waste processes

Client

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC)

Deliverables

Creating an intervention for recycling of Construction and Demolition(C&D) waste processes

Beyond Recycle is a research project to create solutions for the existing recycling processes.

Ahmedabad is a rapidly developing city in Gujarat,India and produces about 5000 MT of C&D waste everyday. During the year 2019, we interviewed different stakeholders in Ahmedabad comprising builders, recyclers, contractors, demolishing companies, transport companies, research organisations, architects and consumers and gathered a pool of data specific to construction and demolition waste and its effects on the construction costs and environment.

From the inference drawn through the empirical research conducted, we concluded that- “A recycled product needs to be competitive for it to make a breakthrough in the market and transportation is making the process expensive”. We developed several business models and conducted community activities in the waste generation source to create awareness and showcase opportunities to recycle at source.

Through this activity we were able to achieve a 20 % reduction in cost of recycled material and created creative business models to create more employment in the construction sector.