A new edition of the workshop on building materials with industrial waste

15 estudiantes con discapacidad asistieron al tallerOn 14th November, a new edition of the workshop entitled ‘New building materials with industrial waste’ was organised by people with Down’s syndrome. The first edition of the workshop was held in March 2019.

On this occasion, the participants were 15 disabled students between 18 and 30 years old, students of the third edition of the University Expert Course on Accessibility and Inclusion for Young People with Intellectual Disabilities of UBU, who learned about the origin of some industrial waste that is generated in our daily activity, such as polyurethane, glass, slate, Silestone, black arc furnace slag and white spoon kiln slag), as well as the importance of their recycling, incorporating them into new building materials such as concrete or plasterboard.

In this way, it is possible to prevent this waste from ending up in landfills or being incinerated, contributing to the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and other pollutants, while at the same time saving natural resources that are often scarce.

Los estudiantes aprendieron a fabricar materiales de construcción con residuos industriales
In addition to the workshop, the group also visited the facilities of the Department’s Building Workshop and Museum located on the Milanera Campus, which was guided by members of the Building Engineering Research Group (GIIE), which coordinates the SUSKIDS project

Link to the news at UBU webpage (Spanish)

© 2019 Suskids. Sustainability Skills for Down Syndrome. Funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. Gant Agreement 2018-1-ES01-KA201-050639.

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