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Circular concrete: towards a concrete agreement for Flanders

Green Concrete Vert clears key system bottlenecks for circular concrete

There is an increasing demand for "circular concrete" with recycled aggregates or alternative binders. The number of companies offering innovative "green" concrete is growing steadily. Yet the big wave of circular concrete projects continues to stall. Project ambitions are diluted or face practical problems, and pilot projects do not prove easily scalable. The use of circular concrete is not self-evident and the chain is not optimally organized.

Therefore, Groen Beton Vert and its project partners focus on a "top-down" systemic approach, aiming at a commitment at Flemish level of all relevant parties. By analogy with the Dutch Concrete Agreement, they want to set out a joint ambitious path towards the future. In cocreation with all stakeholders, they will formulate answers to the main systemic bottlenecks:
- integration of sustainable solutions in tenders
- lack of trust and good chain cooperation,
- shortage of high-quality granulates.

The project partners will also develop instruments to translate their commitment into concrete results on a technical level (e.g. type texts for demolition and concrete works) and on a policy level (e.g. incentives).

Groen Beton Vert vzw

Partners WTCB, Federatie van Producenten van Recycling Granulaten (FPRG vzw), Confederatie van aannemers van sloop- en ontmantelingswerken (CASO), Fedbeton en Vlaamse Confederatie Bouw

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