One might wonder why it doesn’t already exist: a land registry for materials. In 2017 Madaster, Utrecht region based, was founded: a company that creates ‘material passports’ for buildings, making every building’s construction transparent. After expansion in European countries, they are also tying with Taiwan. “Our mission is to eliminate waste by giving it an identity,” says Rob Oomen, partnership manager at Madaster.
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