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Resource Efficient Europe report adopted in Parliament

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On 24 May 2012 the European Parliament adopted, in plenary, MEP Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy’s (Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, the Netherlands) draft report on a resource-efficient Europe. This report outlines the Parliament’s position in relation to the European Commission’s Communication “Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe”. Although the report is positive for the cement industry in relation to waste issues in general, CEMBUREAU regrets that it remains in favour of shifting taxation from labour to resource use. In addition, the report continues to encourage the use of wood, despite calls that the report should remain product neutral. In addition, the Association does not support the endorsement of a Market Based Indicator for biodiversity as, in the cement sector, rehabilitation remains the best form of ecological offset.

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September 2011 Eurobrief Editorial