On the initiative of Brune Poirson, Secretary of State to the Minister of State, Minister of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, the national working group dedicated to the recovery of building waste was set up today. It is part of the roadmap for the circular economy.
Sut of the 296 million tonnes of waste generated by economic activities each year, 42 million tonnes come from construction waste.
Since 1 January 2017, the Energy Transition Law for Green Growth (LTECV) has required building material distributors to organise the take-back of waste from construction sites. However, this approach is still costly today for the users of the service (craftsmen, subcontractors, etc.).
The Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition therefore wishes to go further by associating all the players in the sector (marketers, distributors, waste professionals, craftsmen...) to make the collection of building waste efficient and free of charge.
The first meeting of the working group on the recovery of construction waste, led by Mr. Jacques Vernier and made up of representatives of local authorities, Ademe, professional federations and the administrations concerned, launched the consultation process with a view to achieving this free recovery by 1 January 2020.
The objective of the working group will be to :
- To link the territory of recovery points according to the needs of the territories;
- Make the accessibility of collection points consistent with the constraints of professionals ;
- Putting an end to wild deposits ;
- Desaturate the network of local authority waste disposal sites ;
- Improve the management and eventual treatment of building waste by encouraging sorting for recovery, reuse and recycling.
For Brune Poirson "An ambitious circular economy roadmap had to address the issue of building waste management. This is why we are launching this working group which will make it possible, for the first time, to bring together all the players in the sector, with an obligation of result, to implement the solutions necessary to protect our resources and the environment. »