Levels Indicator 2.2

Construction And Demolition Waste And Materials

Construction and demolition waste (CDW) is one of the largest waste streams generated in the EU, accounting for approximately 25-30% of all EU waste. The vast majority of CDW is inert, so construction and demolition activities present opportunities to divert CDW away from landfill and back into the construction material loop. Legal requirements to report on CDW show that average recovery rates for CDW across the EU (excluding excavation waste) are only 50%, even though some Member States have achieved rates >90%. The aim of this publication is therefore to promote and allow users to systematically plan for the reuse, recycling or recovery of elements, materials and wastes via the segregated collection of CDW during construction, renovation and demolition activities.


Project Info

Location: C. Jerónimo de Aguilar, 3, 41092 Sevilla, Spain
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  • Author: Nicholas Dodd, Shane Donatello, Mauro Cordella (JRC, Unit B.5).
  • Publisher: European Commission Joint Research Centre (JCR).
  • Publication date: 01/01/2021.
  • Free download: 1.
  • Level of coverage: Europe wide – e.g. EN.
  • Development phase: Deployment.