The efficient use of resources requires the overall control of the flow of materials through each intervention and the closing of production cycles from Cradle to Cradle: reuse and recycling of CRD waste can reduce the environmental footprint of buildings. Italian reality is quite controversial: considerable amounts of waste end up in landfills, while industry often produces materials by reusing/recycling pre/post-consumer waste, as in the ceramic district in Emilia, and reclaimed components and materials are used in renovations, as in the Alberghi Diffusi. Such practices must be extended by developing new regulations and design tools.
Cradle to Cradle strategies for the management of waste in the building sector. Strengths and weaknesses of the Italian reality / Altamura, Paola. - 366:(2012), pp. 27-32. ((Intervento presentato al convegno CIB W115 Green Design Conference tenutosi a Sarajevo; Bosnia and Herzegovina.