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Using layers to design more sustainable transport infrastructure

According to a 2018 report from the OECD, primary material use is expected to nearly double by 2060. Layers reveal the potential for more sustainable transport infrastructure design choices over the entire lifecycle, rather than simply aiming to produce durability at any cost. Two examples, from road and rail, illustrate today’s wastefulness and tomorrow’s potential if a layers-based approach and circular principles work in combination.

 

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