European Minerals Day puts spotlight on sustainable cement industry

European Minerals Day puts spotlight on sustainable cement industry
Published: 18 June 2013


The European Minerals Day (EMD), which was held from 6-24 May 2013, offered a platform for a wide range of events aimed at promoting the minerals sector in Europe. The sustainable development of the sector took centre-stage in exhibitions, debates and other activities.

Between 6-8 May an exhibition in the European Parliament focussing on the whole lifecycle of minerals – extraction, processing, downstream and recycling – not only demonstrated the importance and contribution of minerals but also highlighted the latest developments in innovation, biodiversity, ecosystem management and resource efficiency in the cement industry. The event was actively supported by Europe’s cement association Cembureau, amongst others.

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