Why you should go for waste-based

We believe in sharing knowledge. The world is full of challenges, that we must solve as soon as possible.
Here we will share what we are concerned with in our practice, so that you may better understand what we’re working with and why.

Beech drying stacked a:gain

For every 44 Flarø panels we save 1 m³ of waste wood


When felling a tree, less than 25% of it will usually end up as solid wood products
Be it furniture or construction elements. Most of the tree will go towards energy production or pulp for paper products. Read the article from Swedish Wood here. However, when we collect waste wood, we only lose percentages in processing, meaning from cutting, planing, sanding, etc. Using new wood is by no means bad, but when there is already so much wood being cast aside, is felling another tree always the best option?

Repurposing is at the core of all of our products

Of the 5.8 million tonnes of textiles that EU consumers discard every year, only a quarter is recycled. According to Friends of the Earth Europe, the remaining 4.3 million tonnes are dumped. That’s equivalent to 60 garbage truckloads of clothes being burned or buried in landfill every minute.

Raw materials consumption

We want to rethink the way you think


The single largest consumer of raw material
The construction industry is the single largest global consumer of resources and raw materials. It consumes about 50% of global steel production and, each year, 3 billion tonnes of raw materials are used to manufacture building products worldwide. Read the paper from the OECD here.

rethinking the industry again

At a:gain we're devoted in converting waste to building components

Even more so the construction and demolition industries hold a lion’s share in the generation of waste.
In the EU, construction and demolition alone contributed to 35.7% of the total waste generated in 2018. Read the paper from Eurostat here.

Waste production in Europe

Efficient use and repurposing of raw materials


Global floor area is expected to double by 2060 according to the United Nations, jumping from 235 billion square meters floor space in 2016, to 465bn square meters in 2060. Read the article from Ramboll here