• Every year Europe produces thousands of tonnes of industrial, construction refurbishment and demolition waste.
  • Converting waste from industry into secondary raw materials is central to creating a sustainable, circular economy.

The first FISSAC newsletter has been released. The newsletter includes a special report on flat glas, introductions to some of the partners, an update on the project progress and a view of past/upcoming events. To view the first FISSAC newsletter please go here.

FISSAC has been selected to deliver a keynote presentation at the opening of the EDA Annual Convention which takes place in Glasgow on 9-11 June 2016. The talk will focus on best practices and lessons learnt in industrial symbiosis and will summarise the findings from the sixty project cases compiled by the FISSAC partners. For more information/ registration, please visit: www.europeandemolition.org

Madrid, Spain. The FISSAC consortium is meeting in May 2016 to discuss the preliminary findings and project progress since the kick-off in September 2015. A series of parallel technical working groups is foreseen, these will focus on: EAF slag, LF slag, glass waste, ceramic waste (Group I), aluminium waste and marble slurry (Group II)and tyre rubber, plastic waste, wood waste (Group III). The meeting will end with outlining the work plan for the coming months and coordinating FISSAC presence in external conferences and workshops.  

Sevilla, Spain. Acciona Infrastructures was invited to present the preliminary findings of FISSAC project in the international conference ‘’Now, the circular economy’’ (‘’Ahora, la economia circular’’) which took place in Seville on 16-17 March 2016. It was organised by the Fundación para la Economía Circular in cooperation with ACR+. The session ‘Developing a sustainable approach for buildings construction and deconstruction’ was attended by experts in the field of circular economy, industrial symbiosis and sustainable construction. For more information, please visit: www.acrplus.org

Brussels, Belgium

Acciona Infrastructures, the FISSAC project cooordinator was invited to participate in the Clustering and Networking event ‘Boosting synergies on EU WASTE’ organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME) on December 8th 2015. The discussion was joined by a number of coordinators of diverse European funded projects in the field of WEEE and raw materials, construction and building sectors, urban mining, and industrial competitiveness.

Madrid, Spain

The FISSAC consortium met in September to launch the project and formulate the work plan for the coming months. The project aims to develop and demonstrate a new paradigm of innovative industrial symbiosis for demolition, construction and energy intensive industries that will allow them to move towards a zero waste approach to resources. By harmonising technical and non-technical requirements the project aims to achieve closed-loop processes in a move towards a circular economy. The meeting ended with a site visit to Acciona Infrastructures test site for sustainable buildings.