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Recycling construction & demolition waste

Recycling construction & demolition waste

Bridging the gap between technical feasibility & policy needs (upon invitation only)
On 2 July 2014, the European Commission adopted its Circular Economy package.  This package includes a Communication on Resource Efficiency Opportunities in the Building Sector.  One of the key areas within this communication is the recycling of construction and demolition waste (C&DW). 

 At the end of its useful life, 100% of concrete can be recycled.  Nevertheless, in Europe today, only around 30% of concrete is actually recycled, with this figure varying greatly from one Member State to another. The best examples are the Netherlands and Norway, where nearly 95% of all concrete is recycled at the end of its useful life.

Given this background, The Concrete Initiative will be bringing together key stakeholders for a lunch debate on 27 October 2014.  Questions to be discussed include:

  • Which concrete recycling options offer the best social, environmental & economic outcomes?
  • How can we increase recycling rates across Europe?
  • What are the challenges which need to be overcome?
  • Which policies are needed to achieve our objectives?
Stakeholders will include actors in the construction and demolition chain, as well as researchers with expertise in the field of concrete recycling.  In addition, key EU decision-makers from the Commission Parliament and the Permanent Representations will also be invited to contribute from the policy side.

Our objective?  To bridge the gap between the technicalities of recycling and the policy arena!

Upon invitation only.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.