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CDE, a global provider of wet sand and aggregate processing solutions for the natural treatment and waste recycling sectors, will highlight the role of its technology in supporting the circular economy and the zero waste agenda at Bauma 2022, a trade fair for construction and mining machinery taking place from October 24 to 30 in Munich.
As the construction sector continues to grapple with the scarcity and high cost of raw materials, UK-based CDE will demonstrate the potential of construction, demolition and excavation (CD&E) waste to raise the challenges facing the sector.
On October 26 and 27, CDE customers will join company staff for a series of panel discussions on the future of recycling, and as part of the Bauma Exhibitor Forum on October 24, CDE will give a talk titled “Creation of in-spec value products from CD&E waste.
“In today’s economic and social climate, with rising material costs, resource depletion and regulations calling for the adoption of sustainable solutions, we must look to today’s technology to produce the materials sustainable construction of tomorrow. [and] how CDE’s waste recycling solutions in their blue brand can help industry turn CD&E waste into certified, on-specification sand and aggregates,” said Eunan Kelly, CDE’s Business Development Manager for Northern Europe. North.
Earlier this year, a set of European Green Deal proposals were presented with a view to making sustainable products the norm within the EU internal market. The revised Construction Products Regulation (CPR) emphasizes the value of construction to the EU as a key employer and economic contributor. It also highlights the sector’s negative impacts on the environment, which generates around 30% of the European Union’s annual waste and contributes significantly to its carbon footprint and national emissions.
The construction industry is a major economic driver; in the EU alone, 25 million people are employed in 5 million businesses, according to data from the revised Construction Products Regulation factsheet. So when the COVID-19 pandemic gripped economies and construction output slowed dramatically, it’s no surprise that strong stimulus packages with a clear focus on infrastructure investment slowed down. been heralded by nations around the world to bounce back and drive economic growth.
However, the cost of raw materials and their availability remain an increasingly important challenge for the sector.
A circular approach is the only answer to supply chain and environmental issues, Kelly says.
“This can be the way to equip ourselves with the resources to supply a sector tasked with playing a key role in economic recovery while tackling our collective environmental footprint by reducing the volumes of waste going to landfill and extending the life of valuable natural materials, all while continuing to supply a resource-intensive sector with the materials it needs, materials often trucked out of our urban centers where they are needed most.