On 10 November 2016, the European Commission (DG GROW) issued a protocol which provides guidance on managing construction and demolition waste (C&DW). Developed by Ecofys, the protocol aims to increase industry's confidence in the waste management process and the quality of recycled C&DW materials.
Five compopnents make up this protocol:
In a nutshell, the protocol encourages the idea of (manual) dismantling of buildings/infrastructure in order to allow for reuse and recyclingand highlights that the main waste streams should be treated seperately. Furthermore, it recommends the use of nearby sorting and recycling options in order to ensure short transport distances, particularly in the case of bulky materials such as concrete.
More information: Protocol
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