Circular economy

The European construction industry plays a fundamental role in building and maintaining our buildings. However, at the same time, the industry also produces construction and demolition waste (CDW) which accounts for 25-30% of all waste created in the EU, making it one of the most important waste streams.

Construction craftsmen and SMEs take sustainability issues very serious and continue their efforts to minimise and recycle waste at any stage. Therefore, EBC supports feasible initiatives on reused and recycled construction materials as well as initiatives of the European Union to improve waste management and demolition processes.


  • Sustainable cities: Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefcovic invites EBC President to Clean dialogue for cities - - Read more  
  • Circularity: EBC in CEN workshop on Circular Technologies and Standards for Construction - - Read more  
  • Circular economy: EBC participated in International Circular Economy Meeting in Basque country - - Read more  
  • Taxonomy: EBC speaks about impact on construction SMEs in EU Circular Talk - - Read more  
  • Circular economy: EBC shares construction SMEs considerations in ECESP Circular talk on secondary materials - - Read more  
  • Renewables: EBC endorses cross-sector call for an EU solar rooftop mandate - - Read more  
  • Circular Economy: EBC puts forward proposals for improved CDW management - - Read more  
  • Standardisation: EBC intervenes at SBS annual event on Sustainable Products - - Read more  
  • Built4People partnership: EBC talks about inclusivity and innovation in construction - - Read more  
  • High-Level Construction Forum: EBC co-chairs session on digital tools in the EU green transition - - Read more  
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