On 22 and 29 June 2017 the offices of the OVAM in Mechelen (also known as Malines, in French) were the venue for the stakeholders from several industrial sectors, waste traders and research institutions. They met to discuss the pros and cons of an online symbiosis platform. Apart from getting insight in the expectations and relevant features of a future ICT-platform, a few more fundamental questions were raised: How does an ICT-platform safeguard a higher valorisation of waste? How do we guarantee the financial viability of the platform? How will we evaluate its success? How can we open up the debate on industrial symbiosis and circular economy from a mere academic debate to a common practice?

The third FISSAC newsletter has just been published. It gives an overview of project progress, with a highlight on the living labs organised in Sweden by RISE and HIFAB and on the webinar held in February. Each newsletter introduces you to some of the project partners – this time the spotlight is on OVAM, Ekodenge and Geonardo. Read it now and discover our special report on Green Concrete and Eco-Cement! (more…)

The European Commission is pleased to invite you to its construction conference, held in Brussels on 6 July. Industry leaders, financers, policy makers, SMEs, and start-ups will gather to discuss developments and latest solutions leading to changes in the construction sector. (more…)

Demolition, decontamination, and recycling represent an integral part of the Circular Economy. These issues are currently trending and legislation changes are on their way.

The European Demolition Association (EDA), in partnership with the European Decontamination Institute (EDI), is therefore organising the first DDR Forum & Expo, a European trade fair specialized in demolition, decontamination and recycling. (more…)