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focus on circular construction

For years, Embuild Flanders has been promoting the end-to-end recycling of building materials and earthworks in Flanders - northern region of Belgium - so it can ensure the use of safe, recycled raw materials in the construction industry. Its tagline - Construction, Energy and the Environment - is reflected in initiatives such as high-quality earthworks, the selective tracing of demolition and construction waste as a raw material for new applications, and the Green Construction project, which encourages the importance, knowledge and application of natural materials and construction techniques. Construction and demolition waste and earthworks make up a significant proportion of waste. In Flanders, the sector reuses 95% of its construction and demolition waste and excavated soil is meticulously traced and reused. Circular construction is gradually becoming the benchmark.

Construction as a precursor in waste reuse in Flanders, northern region of Belgium

  • 64% of all waste comes from the construction sector
  • more than 90% of construction waste is already being reused

Construction industry focuses on circular ambitions

  • higher quality recycled materials
  • more high-quality applications
  • including difficult types of waste - such as electrical waste from demolition - recovery


30 March 2021 is the day when we in Belgium have used up all renewable resources for the whole year. This is our so-called Overshoot Day. Globally, this day is on 22 August, but in many European countries it is a lot earlier. The Flemish Construction Confederation (VCB) therefore calls on young people and professionals with work experience to...

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