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Cement production: An untapped waste management solution

Brussels, 8 July 2016 - In the European Union, just over half of the waste we all generate is recycled, 13% is used for energy recovery but 35% is still disposed of, mostly in landfills.

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CEMBUREAU responds to building indicators consultation

On 6 October 2016, CEMBUREAU responded to a European Commission consultation on a common framework of core indicators for the environmental performance of buildings. In its response, CEMBUREAU indicated that it would not be appropriate to narrow the life cycle stage boundaries, nor the building component scope, as laid out in existing standards. Furthermore, in order to provide accurate tracking information, the indicators should cover performance both at design and post-occupation stages.

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Growth in global cement production continues, with Europe also showing signs of recovery

According to the latest data available, an estimated 4.6 billion tonnes (Bt) of cement were produced worldwide in 2015 – 6.3% more than in 2014, which recorded a global production of 4.3Bt. The CEMBUREAU region accounted for 5.4% of 2015 global production, which is slightly less than in 2014.