In Europe, there is still a large amount of waste which cannot be recycled. Fortunately, there are several other solutions available for this waste - and co-processing in the cement industry is one of them!
On 27 May 2014, CEMBUREAU, along with the precast (BIBM) and ready-mixed (ERMCO) associations, launched The Concrete Initiative at an event where industry experts, NGOs and policymakers engaged in a thought-provoking dialogue on how concrete can contribute to a more energy and resource-efficient society. The key messages were further conveyed to and tested with Members of the newly elected European Parliament at a very-well attended evening dinner in November in Strasbourg.
Latest quarterly figures (Q1 2015) reveal some economic momentum across Member States as GDP growth gained speed in many EU Member States (MS). However, divergences in economic performances persisted and recovery from the cumulated GDP losses is still lagging behind in some of the MS that were most affected by the subdued economic cycle across the EU since Q4 2008.
Brussels 29 September 2015 – Published today, the latest CEMBUREAU Quarterly Economic Report highlights that although real GDP has continued to grow in Q2 2015, the momentum has slowed compared to the previous quarter (+0.4% vs +0.5%). In this respect, business and consumer confidence indicators have fallen slightly in Q2 but have remained steadily above 2014 levels since January 2015.