ABOUT URBAN MINING
Urban Mining is simply defined as the process of reclaiming raw materials from spent products, buildings and waste.
It is clear that as the demand for raw materials increases, greater efforts will have to be made on recycling.
Higher recycling rates will:
• reduce the pressure on demand for primary raw materials
• help to reuse valuable materials which would otherwise be wasted
• reduce energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and other negative environmental impact from extraction and processing
URBAN MINING CASE - C-LENCE
Baffles or islands are not because when they are dismantled, they can be replaced as such.
BLIEBERG A.C.E. developed a system of giving value to dismantled acoustical ceiling panels, by transforming them into acoustical baffles
The ceiling panels are dismounted and turned into acoustical baffles on the building site itself.
In this way,
- waste is turned into raw material (no landfill taxes)
- immovable assets are turned into movable assets
- CAPEX is turned into OPEX
- products are turned into a service
There is no need for transport from the demolition site to factory to the building site and there is no VAT to be paid (to be confirmed).
The idea has been registered and protected by BLIEBERG A.C.E. in 2018