J.J. Hycnar, ECOCOAL Consulting Center, Katowice, Poland

 T. Szczygielski, Polish CCP Union, Szczecin, Poland

In Poland, on the significant effects of the utilization of 80 % of fly ash and slags from combustion of hard coal and lignite, had implementation and observance of the environmental law, principles of free market, tightening of the requirements of work safety and exploitation of coal mines, rules of limiting the use of mineral resources and CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. At the same time the intensive work were carried out on developing and implementing national and European standards for the use of combustion by-products as ingredients and construction products and others.