Earlier this year, The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) launched the new Construction and Demolition branch. On October 20th EuRIC announced the Pär Larshans, has been elected as the President of the EuRIC’s Construction and Demolition Branch (ECDB).
- I am deeply honoured to assume the leadership of our recently established construction and demolition branch, where our mission is to enable our industry to champion the transformation of what is currently discarded into valuable resources, fostering a positive environmental footprint, says Pär Larshans, Director of Sustainability at the environmental company Ragn-Sells, and ECDB President.
The ECDB was established in spring 2023, signifying a crucial milestone in the promotion of sustainable practices within the construction and demolition recycling industry. During the recent Branch meeting in Brussels on October 19th, ECDB members voted unanimously to elect Pär Larshans, the Sustainability Director at Ragn-Sells (SRI, Sweden), as the ECDB President. Pär will be joined by two Vice-Presidents, Giorgio Bressi, the Technical Director of ANPAR (Italy), and Christoph Althammer, Executive at Althammer Bau GmbH (BVSE, Germany). Additionally, Josef Aschl, Executive at SWIETELSKY Umwelt Technik GmbH (BVSE, Germany), and Hans Boer, the Mineral Manager of Attero (DWMA, the Netherlands), have been appointed as members of the ECDB's Executive Committee.
Pär Larshans’ leadership in the ECDB is a testament to his expertise and unwavering dedication to promoting a circular economy within the construction sector. Under Pär's guidance, the ECDB is poised to lead the recycling industry towards greater sustainability and innovation, especially at a time when addressing the growing demand for recycled aggregates and other construction and demolition recycling products is paramount in achieving the EU's climate and environmental objectives.
Read more in EuRIC’s press release, EuRIC Announces Inaugural Board and Executive Committee Members for its Construction & Demolition Branch, published on October 20.
The environmental company Ragn-Sells converts waste into raw materials that can be used over and over again. Ragn-Sells drives the transition to a circular economy through solutions that reduce its own and other actors' environmental and climate impact. Ragn-Sells wants to be living proof that caring for the earth and business go hand in hand. Ragn-Sells is a family owned corporate group founded in 1881. The company operates in four countries and employs 2,500 people. In 2022, Ragn-Sells’ turnover was SEK 8.7 billion. www.ragnsells.com