Currently 461 million tons per year of (ever more) complex construction and demolition waste (C&DW) are generated within the European Union. The average recycling rate is around 46%. Therefore there is still a significant loss of potential valuable minerals, metals and organic materials all over Europe. Several initiatives are ongoing worldwide to develop methodologies and technologies to turn this waste streams into resources for the benefit of the economy and the environment. Among them, the European funded HISER project (www.hiserproject.eu) which aims to develop and demonstrate novel cost-effective technological and non-technological holistic solutions for a higher recovery of raw materials from ever more complex C&DW, by considering circular economy approaches throughout the building value chain (from the End-of-Life Buildings to new Buildings).
The conference provided researchers and industry experts with the opportunity to exchange their ideas and showcases advanced/innovative technologies and methodologies to process and valorize C&DW in the context of circular economy.
BAMB partners participated to a great extend.