Plastics in construction (Part 1)

March 13, 2024

KV Business School, Sihlpostgasse 2, 8004 Zurich


cycleworks serves as an exchange platform to create an in-depth and focused understanding of a system together with various stakeholders, to identify problems and to actively think about concrete solutions and their implementation.

The aim of the cycleworks- plastics in construction series is to involve stakeholders along the entire value chain in the construction industry: Clients, planners, producers, contractors, dismantlers and recyclers - everyone is welcome and only together can we find practicable solutions.

This series currently consists of two consecutive meetings. The focus is on the following issues:


  • Which collection, sorting and recycling systems already exist in the construction sector, and which are currently being set up or developed?
  • What options are there for expanding / merging existing systems?
  • What challenges (technical, logistical, financial, regulatory, etc.) are currently making it difficult to optimize the closed-loop recycling of plastics in the construction industry?

Regulations and enforcement

  • Which regulators are known? Where/when are they used (and where not)?
  • Which existing regulations hinder or support the recycling of plastics from the construction industry?
  • How can enforcement help to promote plastics recycling in the construction industry?


At the end, participants receive a factsheet prepared by realcycle with the most important findings from cycleworks.

Background information and further details can be found in the project cycleworks - Plastics in construction.

Do you have any questions or suggestions? Please contact Maja Wiprächtiger.


1st exchange: Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 08:45-12:00 a.m.
KV Business School, Sihlpostgasse 2, 8004 Zurich

2nd exchange: Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 08:45-12:00
Zurich near the main station*

*Exact location to be announced.

In principle, the meetings build on each other. However, in the event of scheduling conflicts, it is possible to attend only one of the two meetings. We will ensure that you are informed of the necessary content for individual participation.

The two exchanges are made possible by, swisspor and the Migros Pioneer Fund and are free of charge for participants.

The number of participants is limited.


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