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Out of 582, the Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Construction Waste Management Startups
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 582 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 construction startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 577 construction waste management solutions, get in touch.
Les Ripeurs collects Construction Site Waste
The construction industry generates tonnes of waste every year. However, less than half of the total waste is recycled due to undeveloped markets or the risk of contamination in materials like fiberglass, foam insulation, or asbestos. To counter this, startups offer waste collection services that collect waste from construction sites and deposit them at appropriate waste management centers. This facilitates recycling or upcycling of the waste and proper handling of hazardous waste.
French startup Les Ripeurs collects and sorts construction site waste. It collects the bags of rubble directly from the site within three days of construction site managers placing a request. It then deposits the waste in professional waste reception centers that transform the waste into goods for other construction sites or resources for other industries as well as energy. This way, the startup’s solution enables the circular economy in construction.
RECYLINK enables Sustainable Waste Management
With an overwhelming amount of waste generated at construction sites, there is also a rise in illegal dumping. This further contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. To tackle this problem, technology startups are developing mobile applications that allow construction companies to find and connect with waste management facilities according to their requirements. This enables proper handling of waste, allowing construction site managers to reduce the carbon footprint of projects.
RECYLINK is a Chilean startup that offers sustainable waste management software. It digitizes and simplifies waste operations by adding existing suppliers to the platform and allowing the site managers to find and request waste collections online, directly from waste management companies. A dashboard shows the summary of all the waste operations. Thus, by allowing users to manage supplier information and traceability, the solution enables compliance with environmental regulations.
Loopfront develops a Waste-to-Resource Platform
Irrespective of the condition of used building materials, they mostly end up in landfills or are burned, leading to soil and air pollution. To prevent this, governments pass legislation making it mandatory to reuse or recycle a significant percentage of all building materials. But due to the lack of necessary tools and infrastructure, the goal is rarely met. To tackle this issue, startups are providing platforms that enable the reuse of building materials by assisting them to plan or taking over the process.
Norwegian startup Loopfront develops a collaborative waste-to-resource platform that allows building owners and construction companies to reuse construction materials. Users register their materials and inventory in existing buildings or those planned for demolition along with their technical information. The platform plans logistics such as demounting, transportation, and storage. Additionally, the marketplace enables construction companies to make their waste materials available to other companies. The solution promotes circularity for the construction sector.
Blue Bear provides a Dumpster Rental
To reduce waste and make the construction industry sustainable, builders and developers should meet their environmental responsibility goals. However, many companies still practice improper dumping of construction waste and do not recycle the same. To avoid this, startups are offering dumpster services that haul waste and help meet international standards, such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) recycling.
Blue Bear is a US-based startup that provides dumpster rental for all types of construction and demolition waste. It allows builders, contractors, and developers to manage their job site’s waste stream with waste disposal solutions. It provides dumpster rentals with a variety of container sizes to suit the requirements of the user’s construction project. Other disposal services include special waste hauling for hazardous materials and LEED recycling. Additionally, it assists homeowners by taking care of the discarded building materials during seasonal cleaning and renovation.
Environmate offers a Second-hand Marketplace
After the completion of construction, homeowners do not manage the excess building materials efficiently. The materials either stay idle in a storeroom or are thrown away. To avoid under-utilization of resources, startups are developing online marketplaces where people sell surplus materials to the people in their community as well as across the industry.
British startup Environmate offers a second life marketplace for construction waste or excess material. It connects people to buy, sell, and search for leftover building materials. After listing an item with a description, pictures, and contact details, potential buyers send the sellers direct messages if they are interested to buy them. Additionally, the platform allows wholesalers to expand their market reach by listing their products in bulk and connecting online with the startup’s construction community.
Discover more Construction Startups
Construction startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on waste-to-resource solutions, construction site waste reduction, and material reuse platforms. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the construction industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more construction technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Construction Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.