UEPG supports the concept of Circular Economy and waste hierarchy, including recycling where technically, environmentally and economically feasible.
UEPG supports the Circular Economy model
In practice, the available amount of
recycled aggregates of the appropriate quality, would not allow for the
complete substitution of natural aggregates.
Even with the total recycling of
all construction and demolition waste, it would only cover some 12-20% of the
current total demand of aggregates.
UEPG Recycling Task Force
UEPG has a dedicated Task Force on Recycling raising awareness on the need for primary aggregates and the potential of secondary aggregates.