On 20 August 2015, the European Concrete Platform responded to a European Commission consultation on the circular economy. Here the ECP called for circular economy policy which considers the best options for specific sectors rather than a one size fits all approach. For example, in the concrete industry, closed loop recycling may not always afford the best outcome and thus other avenues should also be considered. In order to identify the best option, economic, social and environmental considerations need to be considered. The ECP also encouages policymakers to support life cycle analysis, which will allow for taking decisions on a case-by-case basis.

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