processing of excavation, construction & demolition waste (ECDW)

Since 2019, FINOBETON S.A. participates in the alternative management system of Excavation, Construction and Demolition Waste (ECDW). The approved non-hazardous ECDW processing plant of the company and the site of deposition of aggregates and residues from the processing of ECDW are located in Chordaki, Chania.

The institution of alternative excavation, construction and demolition waste management aims at the prevention and reduction of the impact on the environment and human health from the uncontrolled dumping of excavated and demolished waste, as well as at the exploitation and reusability of the recycled materials with the ultimate goal of redirecting them back to the construction market.

ECDW, which is recognized by the European Union as waste with high management priority, consists of materials that can be recycled, such as concrete, iron, bricks, gypsum, wood, glass, metal, plastic, asbestos and soil. It arises from activities such as the construction and total or partial demolition of buildings and civil infrastructure, renovations of buildings or apartments, as well as the construction and maintenance of roads.

Aggregates which are the recycled products of the processing of ECDW can be used in various construction projects. FINOBETON S.A. specifically offers sand B, subgrade and coarse gravel, which are aggregates produced in the ECDW processing plant of the company.

The company also participates in the collective systems of HERRCO S.A. (Hellenic Recovery Recycling Corporation S.A.) and HRA (Hellenic Recycling Agency).

FINOBETON S.A. implements an environmental management system according to ISO 14001:2015 international standard.