Circular Metabolism
Circular Metabolism Podcast
The City as a Resource: the case of Earth (Anton Maertens) - Circular Metabolism Podcast #38

The City as a Resource: the case of Earth (Anton Maertens) - Circular Metabolism Podcast #38

📺 Welcome to the Circular Metabolism podcast 📺. Hello everyone and Welcome to the Circular Metabolism podcast, the bi-weekly meeting where we have in-depth discussions with thinkers, researchers, activists, policy makers and practitioners to better understand the metabolism of our cities and how to reduce their environmental impact in a socially just and context-specific way.

On today’s episode I want to switch gears a bit and leave theory and come back down to earth, pun intended. Ok bad pun aside, today I want to focus on a great initiative in Brussels that transforms excavated earth of construction sites into building materials. As such, they use probably one of the biggest waste flows of cities, which is by the way a local resource, and reduce the need for construction materials. To let us know more about this fascinating initiative I have Anton Maertens the Business developer at BC Materials.

On this episode, we talk about how earth can be a local, low-tech, circular and carbon-neutral construction material. We learn how BC Materials went from a crazy idea to an urban manufacturing company making Brussels more circular. We learn about the challenges that they are facing as well as their vision for a future construction sector that would enable staying under the 1.5°C.

Enjoy this episode and before you go, please help us improve our podcast by subscribing to your favourite app including Youtube, iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher and leave us a comment 📝 with your thoughts.

👀 Youtube:

👂 iTunes:

👂 Stitcher:

👂 Spotify:

👂 Google:

#lowtech #circulareconomy #construction

Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

1 commentaire
Circular Metabolism
Circular Metabolism Podcast
👋Bonjour et Bienvenu.e au Circular Metabolism Podcast. Le rendez vous bi-hebdomadaire qui interviewe des chercheurs, des décideurs politiques et des praticiens pour mieux comprendre le métabolisme de nos villes et comment réduire leur impact environnemental d’une manière systémique, juste et contextualisée. Ce podcast est produit par Aristide Athanassiadis membre et co-fondateur de Metabolism of Cities.