The implementation of circular concrete in the Dutch construction industry
The world has been under the spell of sustainability for some time now. This social trend has also touched the Dutch construction industry, where companies try to develop and implement circular concrete. However, a major barrier to this transition lies in the fact that the legislation is outdated and is changing very slowly. It will be necessary to investigate how the legislative obstacle can be overcome. Therefore, this research is conducted to answer the following research question: How does legislation affect the implementation of circular concrete in the construction industry, contributing the transition to a circular economy? An explorative single-case study is executed by means of semi-structured expert interviews and the data provided some enlightening findings. The construction industry is a mixture of established and innovative companies interacting in a large network chain. It has become clear that legislation is certainly not the only factor in speeding up the transition. It all starts with the mindset, and the market actors must take over and implement the stimulating actions of the government. The theory of Multi-Level Perspective and the X-curve of Loorbach has shown that a transition should not only be built up, but also should be scaled down.
Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen