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New S.C. law fights ‘sham recyclers’ of construction, demolition debris | Local | thetandd.com

Currently, certain collectors of construction and demolition debris are able to circumvent the requirement to recycle 75 percent by weight of recovered materials by processing mostly concrete and other heavy debris – leaving solid waste to accumulate on site.

Source: New S.C. law fights ‘sham recyclers’ of construction, demolition debris | Local | thetandd.com

Calm: A Field of Liquid Construction Debris on the Streets of Vancouver by MadeIn Company | Colossal

Calm: A Field of Liquid Construction Debris on the Streets of Vancouver by MadeIn Company Vancouver urbanization installation China

What looks like a giant pile of rubble outside the Shangri-La Hotel in downtown Vancouver is actually an art installation by Chinese art collective MadeIn Company titled Calm. All is not as it seems. Pass by in a hurry and you’ll hardly notice this giant pile of broken cement blocks, grass, and construction waste, but stand next to it for just a moment and you’ll notice something almost imperceptible: the entire pile of rubble is moving, slightly undulating atop a giant hidden reservoir of water.

Calm: A Field of Liquid Construction Debris on the Streets of Vancouver by MadeIn Company Vancouver urbanization installation China

Calm’s ambiguity and unexpected ability to move provoke us to question ways of observing, believing and understanding facts, and remind us that the truth often differs from what it seems. In this context, Calm comments on the concerns that arise alongside urban development and the gentrification of residential neighbourhoods, whether in Vancouver or Shanghai. While the volume of construction in Vancouver might pale in comparison and scale to that of Shanghai, there are currently several retail and residential expansions underway within a five-kilometre radius of Offsite.

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via Calm: A Field of Liquid Construction Debris on the Streets of Vancouver by MadeIn Company | Colossal.

Amazing ERO Concrete-Recycling Robot Can Erase Entire Buildings | Inhabitat

ERO Concrete Recycling Robot, Omer Haciomeroglu, concrete recycling, demolition robot, building material recycling, concrete reuse, energy-efficient building demolition, waste-free demolition, rebar reuse

Omer Haciomeroglu, a student at Sweden’s Umeå Institute of Design has designed Ero – a robot that recycles concrete in an energy-efficient manner and separates it from rebar and other debris on the spot.

via Amazing ERO Concrete-Recycling Robot Can Erase Entire Buildings | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.