Excavated soils from construction sites - the largest overlooked waste problem in Europe

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Mostly overlooked, European construction sites are sources of enormous amounts of waste. According to Eurostat data, the volume of waste from soil excavated on construction sites is five times larger than of household waste produced across Europe. The problem is that construction-site soil is, per legislative, considered waste and is being disposed on landfills. Some experts think that around 80% of it is not contaminated and could be used elsewhere, but due to the lack of traceability, it is virutally impossible to know. 

Additionally, the practice differs between EU member states and that makes the problem even more complicated. 

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