Europe's aggregates industry has urged EU policymakers to amend whole swathes of the bloc's environmental laws to address a growing shortage of raw materials.
Speaking at a conference in Brussels on Wednesday, the president of industry body UEPG, Denis Mertens, said several laws in the areas of waste, water and nature and soil protection were hampering the industry. Mr Mertens was responding to a European commission paper setting out an EU policy on sustainable raw material supplies earlier this month (EED 04/11/08).
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