Reverse logistics for the recovery of metal in the façade industry

    Project: Research

    Project Details


    This activity has received funding from EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

    The work is part of ca EUR 300K project awarded to a consortium, led by Delft University of Technology, consisting of Coventry, Leiden, KU Leuven, RWTH Aachen and TECNALIA.

    The FaçadeReLog project investigates how metals and components in the façade industry can be reclaimed, recovered and reprocessed. Coventry is in charge of the development of business models and supply-chain principles for reverse logistics, based on Circular Economy principles and applied to the specific challenges and characteristics of the façade industry.

    A practical workshop and lifelong education series, co-created with key sector companies and branch associations, will close the knowledge gap in business models and industrial processes currently hindering the recovery of increasingly complex products and their valuable materials.

    This is an interactive co-creation process in which Coventry intends to collaborate with the practitioners and members of the Council of Aluminium Building (CAB). The collaboration is expected to provide insights on how a circular business model can enhance economic performance and reduce the environmental impacts in the façade industry.
    Effective start/end date1/01/2031/12/21


    • Reverse logistics
    • façade
    • circular economy


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