Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling

Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling

Developing and implementing of initiatives fostering investment and innovation in construction and demolition waste recycling infrastructure

This study on fostering investments in Construction and Demolition Waste recycling infrastructure has two major objectives: (i) to identify, list and analyse existing business models in the field of CDW recycling and (ii) to develop and elaborate a set of five business cases that are exemplary in their nature for the planning and design of new CDW recycling facilities. The five business cases resulting from this study constitute a direct contribution to the improvement of the CDW recycling facility development, especially in countries that are lagging behind in CDW recycling. The business cases were developed with the aim of being readily usable by potential financers and entrepreneurs as an instrument to improve the CDW recycling infrastructure in the EU. Reaching higher levels of CDW recycling is in line with the ambition of the Circular Economy Action Plan and can be best achieved by concentrating investments on volumes of CDW through mobile and stationary mixed CDW recycling treatment facilities. Through EFSI and InnovFin, the EIB presents clear opportunities to address the finance gap faced by CDW recycling infrastructure to realise the remaining, yet necessary, CDW recycling potential in the EU.

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foto Daniela Kretz
Daniela Kretz
Senior Consultant Innovation, Competitiveness & Sustainability


  • European Commission


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