On 26 November, The Concrete Initiative met with newly elected Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
On 27 October, stakeholders gathered in Brussels for the first in a series of thematic lunches organised by The Concrete Initiative. The debate centred around recycling concrete construction and demolition waste, focusing on ways of bridging the gap between what is technical feasible and the policies which are required. This event comes at a very relevant time, given the recently launched Communication on resource efficiency opportunities in the building sector. Participants included representatives from both the environment and enterprise Directorates General of the European Commission, as well as the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands, the European Demolition Association and experts in the field of concrete recycling from industry and academia. Various avenues were explored, providing plenty of food for thought as the EU moves forward with its proposals put forward in the Communication.
The first edition of the Concrete Dialogue is now available!
On 1 October 2014, The Concrete Initiative was presented during Cement Manufacturers Ireland's event entitled "Building a sustainable future for Ireland".
On 24 September, GlobeEU held an event at the European Parliament in Brussels focusing on resource efficiency in the buildings and infrastructure sectors.