World: Switzerland-based Holcim has launched its ECOPlanet reduced-CO2 cement range in six European markets and Canada. The range offers at least 30% lower emissions than Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC). It includes one cement produced using recycled construction and demolition waste.
Chief executive officer Jan Jenisch said “Driving the circular economy, our ECOPlanet range includes the world’s first cement with 20% 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 group plans to introduce the range to 15 countries by 2022 and double its market presence in 2023.