Holcim Launches World’s First Cement Made Out of Recycled Construction, Demolition Waste | SURFACES REPORTER Material Update

Holcim Launches

Part of Switzerland-based LafargeHolcim, Holcim Deutschland has launched a carbon neutral cement ECOPlanet. Available in Switzerland, Germany, Romania, Canada, Spain, France and Italy, the cement will be reportedly delivering at least 30 per cent less carbon footprint along with superior performance.

The company is in plans to further introduce the green cement across 15 countries by 2021 to double its market presence. Holcim in a statement stated that ECOPlanet’s sustainability profile is driven by innovative low-emission raw materials including calcined clay and recycled construction and demolition waste. Due to the use of ground granulated blast furnace slag enriched binders, the cement has a low clinker.

The company informs that its lower carbon footprint is enhanced by decarbonising its production process led by the use of alternative fuels. In its press release, Jan Jenisch, CEO, Holcim said: “Driving the circular economy, our ECOPlanet range includes the world’s first cement with 20 per cent recycled construction and demolition waste inside, advancing our net-zero vision in a nature-positive way. With the world’s population rising and rapid urbanisation, solutions like ECOPlanet are critical to enable greener cities and smarter infrastructure, building more with less.”

The company aims to build ECOPlanet to bring about a success to its ECOPact range of green concrete, which is now broadly distributed across over 20 markets.

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