New EDA group and guide on ‘Recycled products’ have begun


This past Tuesday, September 5th, the EDA officially started its most recent initiative: the Working Group about Recycled Products.

The creation of this subgroup was motivated by the increasing concern about circular economy and recycling. Since almost a third of the waste in Europe is generated by the construction sector. The upside of this is that nearly 90% of the materials obtained in construction and demolition activities can be easily recycled.

Therefore, the demolition and recycling professionals have come together to create a comprehensive document explaining the issue and the possible solutions: the Guide about Recycled Products.

In this first stage, the group will focus on the mineral fraction’s most common materials. Other materials will be discussed in the second stage.

The subgroup, encompassed within the EDA Working Group on circular economy, is coordinated by Mr. Martin Car, from the Austrian demolition association, BRV.

The publication resulting from this working group is set to be released in early 2024.

Would you like to be a part of this working group? You are still on time! From the EDA, we highly encourage every industry professional to participate in the working group, as it contributes greatly in the dissimination of knowledge. Get in touch with the Secretariat to learn more.