Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centre for Mineral-based Construction Materials


Focus Area 1B – Assessing use potential MCM waste

This focus area aims to enable assessment of the potential for circulating UK mineral wastes as valuable anthropogenic resources with those needed for service in place of virgin MCMs.




The development and establishment of a method for assessment of Use Potential will enable recognition of opportunities for mineral waste utilisation, and the exemplars of glass and IBA in particular, at a higher value in a Circular Economy, and provide a base for investment and development of supportive policy for uptake of industrial symbiosis.