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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 construction sector fitness check

On 22 June 2016, CEMBUREAU responded to a European Consultation linked to the Fitness Check for the construction sector. Concerning EU legislation which applies to consturction products, the Association highlighted that the both the Ecodesign Design Directive and the Construction Products Regulation have a very similar scope and implementation rules.

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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.