EC-Link Project was called by Luoyang Municipality to perform a dedicated training on solid waste management. The meeting is to introduce the development of Solid Waste Management in Luoyang, to identify the fields for further cooperation between EC-LINK and Luoyang in Soil Waste Management sector.
Luoyang has developed a very efficient program meant to replace and recycle of any building materials coming from the demolition, to produce several building components as energy saving bricks and plasters, road screeds, artistic tiles and draining road pavements.
EC-Link project performed the training providing latest European experience in the management and reuse of construction waste; moreover, it was agreed to develop further cooperation in following areas:
- Support to promote the introduction of new policies for Solid Waste Management related to building material (new rules addressing developers);
- Researches to develop applications of high-grade recycled products and Solid Waste sorting technologies (e.g. infrared technologies for the recognition of materials and related separation);
- PPP projects development, in cooperation with financial institutions.
EC-Link Project will also support the already existing willingness of Luoyang in establishing a network of stakeholders aimed to increase the recycling of building materials coming from demolitions and the productions of primary row recycled products/energy saving construction materials/finishing materials (e.g. tiles and roof tiles), to promote their market and to support the creation of a proper regulatory framework to raise recycling strategy at municipal level (through more tight obligation imposed to developers).
EC-Link project and Luoyang Municipality, starting from this training session, expressed the willingness to start a meaningful cooperation to support the implementation of the various initiatives above all in terms of waste management and financial support through the involvement of international financial institutions.