EBA presented a study on the use of ash slag in road construction
Today, May 26, the EBA Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Development Committee hold a roundtable discussion dedicated to the use of ash and slag materials – waste from thermal power plants (TPP) and combined heat and power plants (CHPP) in road construction.
EBA experts for the first time presented a study on “The use of ash and slag in road construction. European experience and perspectives for Ukraine”. The document helps in an accessible and structured form explain the current realities of the use of ash slag in Ukraine and the EU and contains recommendations for increasing their use as substitutes for exhaustible natural materials, as well as for the transition to a circular economy.
As a result, the participants of the discussion came to the conclusion that the state and its stimulus policy should become the main motivator and driver in increasing the use of industrial waste, including ash and slag materials, in the domestic economy.
It is worth noting that the European Business Association, and member companies from our Industrial Ecology & Sustainable Development Committee have consistently advocated the policy for sustainable economic development and consider it their mission to help the government introduce better European principles in the environmental field. We hope that in the near future we will be able to proceed from words to actions, and the initiatives will result in an improved environment and economic development.
The use of ash, slag, and rock materials will not only reduce material costs of construction, but also benefit the environment: first, by decreasing the volume of new dumps for industrial waste; secondly, by shrinking the size of existing dumps for industrial waste storage; thirdly, by reducing consumption, and in the long run – the extraction and production of sand and gravel.
Among the participants of the event were Maksym Nemchynov, Deputy Minister of energy; Ruslan Strilets, Deputy Minister of environmental protection and natural resources; Lesia Vasylenko, Head of the Subcommittee on Climate Change and Atmospheric Air Protection of Parliamentary Committee on Environmental Policy and Environmental Management; Oleksiy Ustenko, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Rent Payments, Environmental Tax and AIC Taxation of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy; Viktoriia Hryb, member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Energy and Housing and Utility Services; Viktoriia Kovalenko, State Expert on Smart Specialization and Resource Efficiency of the Directorate for Pricing Policy and Real Sector Development of the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine, Volodymyr Kaskiv, Deputy Director for Research of the State Road Research Institute named after MP Shulgin and Kyrylo Kryvolap, Executive Director of the Center for Economic Recovery.
From the business side, there were representatives from DTEK, Recycling Solutions, PJSC Kryvyi Rih Cement, PJSC Dyckerhoff Cement Ukraine.
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