Deconstruction addresses waste problem

A Minnesota Daily article last week discussed the Minneapolis City Council’s plans for a new deconstruction waste policy in Minneapolis. Waste from demolished buildings is typically landfilled, but as much as 50 percent of that waste may be salvageable for reuse elsewhere.

Finding a way to take advantage of repurposed materials is important both for the environment and the economy.

Recycling construction materials may even help meet Mayor Betsy Hodge’s initiative to make Minneapolis a “Zero Waste” city. We’re glad to see Minneapolis reduce its waste even as the city continues to grow.