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Circular economy mineral resources and sustainability in the construction sector

From the professional and environmentally sound disposal of harmful substances to securing and using recyclable construction materials in building construction and civil engineering: intelligent recycling of mineral waste in terms of a closed circular economy is increasing. Why? Because the sustainable awareness is now also anchored in the construction industry. Because the growing scarcity of mineral raw materials is creating new challenges. And because, in terms of volume, this material flow forms the largest waste fraction.

Insight and overview

The value chain of mineral resources in the construction sector is long—and at the same time diverse. The themed world at the world’s leading trade fair for environmental technologies offers you a comprehensive overview.

The spectrum? Live demonstrations, technical presentations and networking on all aspects of the mineral circular economy: from the management of hazardous substances with intelligent exploration and analysis methods and the remediation of soils or buildings to the selective deconstruction of buildings and the extraction and quality assurance of recycled construction materials as well as their use in building construction and civil engineering, especially in terms of sustainable road and sewer construction and maintenance.

From practice—for practice

Exciting demonstrations are offered by the VDMA Crushing Zone and the Sustainable Road and Sewer Construction Live (VDBUM) on the outdoor area. In the spotlight: demolition and mineral processing as well as innovative approaches in traffic route and sewer construction, taking into account electromobility.

In-depth: our presentations

Expert knowledge for your lead in knowledge: broaden your expertise with our daily changing conference program. For example, for the following topics:

Forum Recycling:

  • Hazardous substances in existing buildings: challenges for the circular economy (organizer: German Pollutant Remediation Association)
  • “We're integrating it!”—secondary building materials in the ARGE-ALP regions (Association of the Alpine States) (organizer: Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection)
  • Today’s construction waste is tomorrow’s building material (organizer: Federal Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Waste Management)

Innovation Stage:

  • Daily lectures on circular economy mineral resources
  • EQAR (European Quality Association for Recycling) conference

The exact dates and times of all presentations can be found in our calendar of events, which will be available shortly.


  • The complete value chain of mineral material flows—compactly presented
  • Innovative technologies and latest developments—presented in exciting live demos and expert lectures
  • High-profile networking with all key players from industry, politics and associations
  • Profitable cooperation and synergy effects on site

Supporters of the themed world

  • VDMA—Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V. (German Engineering Federation)
  • VDBUM—Verband der Baubranche, Umwelt- und Maschinentechnik e.V. (German Association of the Building Industry, and Environmental and Mechanical Engineering)
  • bvse—Bundesverband Sekundärrohstoffe und Entsorgung e.V. (Federal Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Waste Management)
  • European Quality Association for Recycling e.V.
  • GVSS—Gesamtverband Schadstoffsanierung e.V. (German Pollutant Remediation Association)
  • Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection