Sustainable concrete - the remix

Monday, 13 June, 2016
Guidelines for making concrete from recycled ingredients could help the construction industry reduce its environmental impact. An EU-funded project developed the guidelines based on tests of recycled concrete, recycled steel from old tires and natural fibres from sisal.

As the most widely used construction material in the world, concrete has a significant impact on the environment. Producing it consumes large amounts of raw materials and is responsible for around 10 % of all human-sourced emissions of greenhouse gases, according to the team behind the ENCORE project. Concrete from demolished buildings and structures also generates a large amount of waste each year.

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Environmentally-friendly solutions for Concrete with Recycled and natural components
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EnCoRe
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