CONDEREFF - Construction & demolition waste management policies for improved resource efficiency

Improve construction waste management and encourage resource efficiency

The CONDEREFF project aims to improve waste management in the building and public works sector, in order to promote resource efficiency. The objective is to implement recovery, eco-design, reuse and recycling measures, given the target set by the regulations: recovering 70% of construction waste by 2020. During the project, the partners will share experiences and answer the following questions:

  • How can we better understand the general environment of construction waste (deposits, technical solutions for treatment, recovery, stakeholders, regulations, financing)?
  • How can European directives on construction waste management be effectively integrated into territorial policies, in particular through public procurement?

From the analysis of the current state to the definition of action plans

During the first phase of the project, an analysis of the current state and the potential development was carried out, with the following elements:

  • comparative analysis of legislation and regulations on construction and demolition waste in the territories of the partners;
  • study on the economic potential of recycled construction and demolition materials and identification of priority axes;
  • analysis of recycling capacities (construction and demolition) in the territories of the partners;
  • analysis of the perspectives and perceptions from the point of view of the concerned citizens and stakeholders.

The second phase focuses on the capacity building for stakeholders at regional level, on main aspects related to audits, public procurement and regulations.

Finally, the third phase deals with the definition of action plans for the reduction and optimal management of waste and resources, in the construction sector at the regional and territorial level.

[Updated: July 2019]