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News article19 July 2022European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency

Study on Measuring the Application of Circular Approaches in the Construction Industry Ecosystem

Did you know that 36% of the total waste generation in the EU comes from construction waste? And that waste generation is predicted to increase by 70% by 2050 compared to current levels? Yet, it’s difficult to measure what the construction ecosystem is doing to address this problem. In order to fully reap the benefits of circular economy, we need a good view of the application of different circular economy approaches by different stakeholders across the value chain.

To address this challenge, Deloitte will work on a study on measuring the application of circular approaches in the construction industry ecosystem for the European Commission. The study, which will last 12 months, aims at analysing how and to what extent different actors in the construction industry ecosystem are considering and applying circular approaches, and what drives or hinders them to do so.

This way the effectiveness of current measures will be improved by using indicators that can measure the uptake of circular approaches in construction and generate new data.

Main objectives of the study:

  • To analyse the role and ability in the construction ecosystem to report relevant data;
  • To measure the uptake of circular approaches in the construction ecosystem;
  • To gain insights into the status of the circular economy in the ecosystem across design, construction, operation and end of life processes;
  • To analyse results and provide conclusions about the availability of the information on the circular economy in construction.

For more information, reach out to EISMEA-SMP-COSME-ENQUIRIESatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (EISMEA-SMP-COSME-ENQUIRIES[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu).

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Publication date
19 July 2022
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European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency