Lafargeholcim Launches Green Concrete
LafargeHolcim, the Swiss-headquartered building materials giant, announced that its “green concrete” had been made available on the U.S. market. The firm is also planning to introduce the product to Latin America, Canada and the U.K. It is already available in Switzerland, Germany and France.
Called ECOPact, the concrete comes in a number of iterations. Depending on which one is used, the company claims the product can have “30% to 100% less carbon emissions compared to standard (CEM I) concrete.”
In its Sustainability Report for 2019, the German business said it would reach its goal in a number of ways, including the development of “innovative cement types with a lower CO2-footprint.” Using waste products to develop building materials is an interesting idea which has led to the creation of a number of innovative and novel products in recent years.