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Re-use of Construction Products today and in the future in Member States

25.06.2019

Re-use of Construction Products today and in the future in Member States

Presidency note on "Re-use of Construction Products today and in the future in Member States", in view of the Technical Harmonisation meeting on 3 July 2019.

"The construction sector consumes nearly all of the cement, half of the steel, one quarter of the aluminium and one fifth of the plastics. In order to fight climate change, it is necessary to do more within the construction sector. It is crucial to increase awareness of the link between resource use within the construction sector and climate change, and to invent more possibilities for reusing existing construction products and finding ways to recirculate products that cannot be used as such, but could be turned into materials for manufacturing new products". 

Source: Council of the European Union