Increasing the use of secondary raw materials in ceramic construction products plays a pivotal role in strengthening the circularity of our industry sector. This is also relevant for the new Taxonomy Technical Screening Criteria in the second Delegated Act on ‘Transition to a circular economy’ (chapter 3 - ‘Construction and real estate activities’) adopted in June 2023.
To increase the share of secondary raw materials in ceramic construction products, the use of additives and materials derived from both closed and open-loop recycling processes should be included regardless of their current legal status (recycled material, by-product, or waste). An essential component of this endeavor involves the sorting and treatment of ceramic construction and demolition waste.
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