400 million tonnes of waste are generated in Germany every year. Construction accounts for more than 50% of this waste. A large part of the waste from construction is incinerated or used in downcycling.
What exactly this means and what this action inevitably leads to is explained very clearly by Werner Sobek in the first volume of his trilogy “non nobis”. The book is a global inventory of current practices in construction that directly affect our built and natural environment. And it shows the massive impact that the way we build has on it. Further information is available at https://www.wernersobek.com/topics/17_statements/