“LIFE Enrich a poor waste” is a demonstration project co-financed by the European Commission through the LIFE+ programme, whose aim is to recycle, ennoble and enrich fibreglass waste, thus creating a range of innovative fire-proof, sound absorbent, insulating and shock resistant components as well as easy to clean panels to be used in sustainable private and public buildings. The panels are designed to be easily dismantled and reused.
Such panels are manufactured with the design for deconstruction concept in mind. This means that they will be de-signed and made to be installed with easily removable mechanical connectors, to make the installation and disman-tling process easier and allow selective removal when demolishing or renovating. The salvaged materials can there-fore be re-used and recycled thus recovering some of the inherent value. Furthermore, this procedure reduces the en-vironmental impact that results from adapting and demolishing buildings.
Another objective is to set up procedures for classes of waste that will be inserted inside panels and covered with natural products (such as leather, wood). The above-mentioned procedures will lead to the creation of a geographical database indicating the neighbouring processing plants as well as a central collection point for household waste, thus permitting the monitoring of waste distribution and the forecasting of necessary recycling operations.
The expected results from the implementation of the project “LIFE Enrich a poor waste” are as follows: