Ways to develop the circular economy

Circular economy flow

Demolition waste is now a resource. To expand its use in construction, the CSTB is stepping up its initiatives to develop new sectors and disseminate best practice to stakeholders.

2022 will mark a turning point in the construction sector for the circular economy and the management of demolition products, equipment, materials and waste (PEMD).

Sylvain Laurenceau - Director of Economy and Resources

In addition to the new PEMD diagnosis, the extended producer responsibility (EPR) regulatory process will become effective in the construction industry on January 1, 2023.

Waste becomes a resource, and the French regulatory “Waste” diagnosis becomes the PEMD diagnosis, which applies to PEMD from both demolition and renovation of buildings. Professionals must reinforce their practices of selective demolition, reuse and recycling.

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