What moss and other designers could give a lot more more thought to, is designing for ways attach materials in a removable way. Here are a few examples: screw on metal finish panels as opposed to tile cemented so a surface; screws in general vs nails; no glue. Using whole slab material for counter tops means that it can be cut down to size to fit a second or third application.
This idea of dis-assembly or deconstruction can even be applied to structure. A timber frame and brick building can potentially be broken down into its component pieces again. A 2×4 or “stick frame” one likely can’t. Building with more durable discrete “elements” increases the odds that those components can stay out of the trash, long term.
via Design for Deconstruction: Architects should Plan for Less Waste | Moss Architecture.