Committed to developing innovative solutions for marine preservation
The damage to marine habitats due to climate change and pollution is a pressing global issue. Holcim is helping protect our oceans and marine biodiversity through industry-leading products, solutions and innovations designed specifically with marine preservation in mind.
An industry leader in marine restoration
Holcim is proud to be working with renowned international organizations to restore the world’s precious marine ecosystems. As a member of the World Ocean Council since 2021 – a cross-sectoral industry alliance committed to sustainable ocean stewardship – Holcim is scaling up its actions to protect marine environments.
Sailing the globe for circularity
Holcim recently launched GO CIRCULAR, its offshore yacht driving the circular economy and advancing marine science.
Team Holcim-PRB are sailing around the globe, leading an education program to empower students and communities. It works to contribute to protecting marine ecosystems with water sampling throughout its races. With renowned French sailor Kevin Escoffier at the helm, Holcim will participate in the world’s two premiere round-the-world sailing races.
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Protecting oceans from marine litter
Each year, 8 million metric tons of plastic waste enter the world’s oceans. At this rate, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish by 2050.
One of the key ways Holcim reduces its marine litter is through its Geocycle waste management subsidiary. In India and France, Geocycle is piloting a non-invasive technology that removes plastic waste from rivers, thus preventing it from reaching the ocean. Geocycle recently installed its Bubble Barrier technology in the Yamuna River in Agra, India.
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Preserving marine habitats
Holcim has many years of experience promoting sustainable oceans. Our bioactive patented bilayer concrete is specially designed to help rehabilitate marine ecosystems.
Bioactive concrete contributed to a four-fold increase in marine species over the past 3 years in the Parc des Calanques near Marseilles, France. Building on this success, Holcim has partnered with EGIS/Seaboost to implement bioactive solutions in other marine areas throughout the Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Persian Gulf.
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Photo credit: Julien Dalle, Seaboost
Removing plastic waste from coastal areas
The Circular Explorer is a fully solar-powered catamaran built in partnership with One Earth One Ocean. The first of its kind, this groundbreaking recycling machine recovers and recycles plastic waste before it enters our oceans.
The catamaran serves as an education center and live science lab, collecting and sharing data to empower broader action and research. The catamaran is designed to recover four metric tons of plastic waste per day, which are recycled into new products and alternative energy.
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