Inorganic waste from industrial processes and the construction sector are particularly difficult to manage. Currently, this type of waste, as well as inert industrial waste, is generally sent to landfills and/or transported long distances for management. Different actors across Europe are working to reduce and recover inert waste, applying the principles of circular economy. However, ensuring quality guarantees to this type of waste and standardizing its use is a challenge.
INERTWASTE will focus on the valorisation of inert and inorganic waste from industrial and construction processes, aiming at extending the life cycle of resources, reducing the extraction of raw materials, and avoiding environmental impacts.
INERTWASTE will contribute to a more effective implementation of environmental policy instruments through the exchange of European regional experiences and the discussion of ideas for resolving current policy challenges. In particular, the exchange will foster business synergies contributing to the generation of by-products for reintroduction in industrial and construction processes, as well as to the improvement of policies to remove legal barriers.
Keep an eye out for...
- A Good Practices guide with at least 16 successful initiatives in sustainable management of industrial and construction and demolition wast
- A Policy Report on future scenarios for sustainable management of inert and inorganic waste in 2026
- 4 Regional Dissemination Events presenting the project’s results at local level in 2025-2026
- An international online event about future scenarios for sustainable management of inert and inorganic waste in 2025-2026
- 4 policy instruments improved (one in each region)
- A final conference in 2027
INERTWASTE´s consortium is composed by 5 partners and 1 advisory partner:
- Four local and regional authorities in charge of waste management in Spain, Slovenia, France and Denmark
- One public institution that gives technical support in waste management and circular economy to the regional and local authority of Navarra (ES) and private entities
- One advisory partner: the Association of Cities and Regions for Sustainable Resource Management (ACR+)
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